65. Mr. David Adams
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is satisfied that the salaries paid in the Seychelles Isles to public officers are such as secure suitable appointees; and whether then; has been, in recent time, any reduction in the salaries paid to such State employés?
Mr. M. MacDonald
After a comprehensive inquiry into the finances of the Colony in 1933, the public service was thoroughly reorganised, and in the course of this the salaries of certain offices were reduced. A salary levy imposed in 1931, however, was removed in 1936. It is difficult to say at any given moment whether all the salaries in a particular Colony are adequate to secure suitable candidates, but I am not aware of any post in Seychelles at the moment for which it has been impossible to secure an adequately qualified candidate.