HC Deb 11 June 1947 vol 438 c109W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will inquire into the case, details of which have been submitted to him, of a nursing sister in the Colonial Nursing Service under the Government of Nigeria, possessing the highest qualifications in her profession and having spent 10 years in Nigeria, for the last five years with charge of a hospital of 350 beds and whose present salary is less than that of typist; and, as there are a number of nursing sisters, mostly trained at London teaching hospitals, in the same position, which is leading to numerous resignations from the nursing service, whether he will take steps to rectify this position.

Mr. Creech Jones

There has been some dissatisfaction among the nurses as well as other members of the Medical Department in Nigeria regarding the terms of the recent salaries revision. A local conference was held in Nigeria recently with the Chief Secretary as chairman to examine their representations and I expect to receive a full report in the near future.