HC Deb 01 March 1926 vol 192 c1007
20. Mr. COVE

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many schools are provided and maintained by employers of labour in the Federated Malay Straits, the Straits Settlements, and the Unfederated Malay States, respectively; and whether the Government proposes to make any educational arrangements for children whose parents do not work on the rubber plantations?


I am not in a position to give the figures for the Unfederated Malay States, but estate schools in the Straits Settlements in 1924 numbered 52 out of a total of 598 schools, and in the Federated Malay States 303 out of a total of 997. The second part of the question does not therefore arise.