HC Deb 06 June 1928 vol 218 cc170-1
17. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has received from the Governor of the Federated Malay States a report on educational policy; and, if so, whether he will state the number of secondary schools that exist exclusively for Malays in these States?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Amery)

I have not yet received the High Commissioner's report, which has doubtless been delayed pending discussion with my right hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State. With reference to the second part of the question, the High Commissioner has informed me that there is at present only one secondary school which exists exclusively for Malays, but that Malays are admitted to all secondary schools opened by the Government for the people as, a whole. The High Commissioner states that there is at present no demand for additional secondary schools for Malays only.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say when he expects this report, which he has promised on many occasions in this House?


I have no doubt that when the High Commissioner has discussed the matter with the Under-Secretary, he will be in a position to write his report.