Oral Answers to Questions — Nigeria (Domestic Servants).

– in the House of Commons on 8th July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether domestic servants in Nigeria were included in inquiries made regarding the high cost of living; and whether he will make representations to the Nigerian Government to ensure an improved status for domestic servants, a free warrant to their homes, house allowance when European quarters do not accommodate and travelling allowances when accompanying their employers?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

The Lagos Committee is to consider the adequacy or otherwise of the rates of pay of labour and of African Government servants in relation to the present cost of living. I am not sure whether the review includes domestic servants or not, but I am making inquiries.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

Will the Minister inform the House whether domestic servants are included?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

Yes, Sir, as soon as I know.