HC Deb 23 October 1956 vol 558 c26W
Mr. Hastings

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many convicts and warders are now stationed on Mageta Island and how many detainees and warders on Saiyusi Island ; and whether a medical officer is now stationed at either of these islands.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

There are no convicts on Mageta Island. There are 1,984 detainees and 317 staff on Mageta Island and 644 detainees and 101 prison staff on Saiyusi Island. No medical officer can be made available to be resident at either camp, but both camps are visited weekly by an assistant surgeon, fortnightly by the District Medical Officer of Health, and monthly by the Provincial Medical Officer. Trained African dressers are employed in the hospital on each island.