HC Deb 23 August 1889 vol 340 cc243-4
SIR RICHAED TEMPLE (Worcester, Evesham)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in British Guiana, Trinidad, and other West Indian Colonies where Cooly emigrants from India reside, any special arrangements are or can be made for the separate education of the children of those emigrants?

The UNDEE SECRETAEY of STATE foe the COLONIES (Baron H. de WORMS,) Liverpool, East Toxteth

In Trinidad there are a few separate voluntary schools for Coolies which are assisted by the Government; in British Guiana and the other West Indian Colonies there is no provision for their separate education. In British Guiana the law requires that each plantation on which there are at least 30 children shall maintain an efficient school, and these are, no doubt, chiefly attended by the children of Coolie immigrants. In the other Colonies the number of immigrants is so small that it would be hardly possible to make provision for their separate education.