HC Deb 07 March 1955 vol 538 c1W
31. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Health what steps he is taking to end the colour bar operated at the Cefn-Coed Mental Hospital, Swansea.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I am glad to say that, following consultations between the management committee and the staff, girls from Barbados are now to be engaged there as student nurses.

32. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Health the number of hospitals in Wales where coloured nurses are accepted for training; the number where approval has not been granted; and what policy he adopts in the latter cases.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I know of no training hospital in Wales which is not prepared to accept coloured students.

Mr. Llewellyn

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that a colour bar is being operated in recruitment of staff to some hospitals; and whether he will state his policy in this connection.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given today to the hon. Member for Cardiff, West (Mr. G. Thomas).

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