HC Deb 31 July 1923 vol 167 c1275

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies how much money is contributed by the African natives towards the revenue of Kenya, and how much is spent on native education; and whether the Government intends to institute a system of State education, or to subsidise the missionary societies for that purpose?


My hon. Friend the Under-Secretary gave the figures which my Noble Friend desires in his written reply to the hon. and learned Member for Orkney and Shetland on the 12th of June. The question of education for the native, as for other communities, in Kenya is now under the anxious consideration of the Governor. So far as general native education is concerned, my Noble Friend the Secretary of State is satisfied that it will be much better for the Government to encourage the admirable work of the missions than to embark on a system of State schools, if such is possible.

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