Leper Settlement, Trinidad (Nursing Work).

Oral Answers to Questions — West Indies. – in the House of Commons on 18th February 1942.

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Dr. Morgan:

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the invaluable nursing work done for years in the leper institutions in Trinidad by self-sacrificing nuns, among whom the reverend matron has been conspicuous for her work and for good administration; and whether official recognition or reward will be granted to these workers?

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My Noble Friend is aware of the valuable and self-sacrificing work done by the nuns in the Leper Settlement of Trinidad, and I am sure the Trinidad Government gratefully recognises its debt to them on this account.

Dr. Morgan:

Will it not be better—as the principle is so well recognised—to give these institutions official recognition rather than lawyers and vested interests?