HC Deb 03 July 1958 vol 590 cc109-10W
17. Mr. Pargiter

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the numbers of Africans and Europeans, respectively, who are employed at the high-grade iron ore mine near Blantyre in Nyasaland; what are their average monthly wages; what apprenticeship schemes are in operation; and what opportunities are given to Africans to qualify for skilled jobs.

Mr. Profumo

One hundred and thirty-six Africans and four Europeans are at present employed. The salaries of the four Europeans, who occupy senior supervisory posts, average £100 a month. The African employees receive from £4 19s. 6d. to £40 a month. The mine was started on an exploratory basis only and no apprentice or other training schemes are yet in operation.

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