HC Deb 13 March 1957 vol 566 cc181-2W
71. Mr. Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when he proposes to introduce an unemployment pay and sick pay scheme in Barbados, where at present none exists.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

This is a matter for the Barbados Government. They inform me that they are considering sickness benefits, a need which is at present partially met by friendly societies, in connection with proposals for a joint provident fund, made in a report by Professor Richardson, a copy of which has been placed in the Library.