HC Deb 10 June 1941 vol 372 c7
5. Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Undersecretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether, in view of the urgent need for the expansion of educational work among Africans in Swaziland and the High Commissioners territories, it is proposed to use the facilities of the Colonial Development and Welfare Act without delay?

The Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (Mr. Shakespeare)

Certain proposals submitted by the High Commissioner relating to education in Swaziland have been under examination recently in consultation with the Advisory Committee on Education in the Colonies. My Noble Friend will shortly be communicating with the High Commissioner on the subject, and it is proposed to ask him to prepare a scheme for assistance under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act. It is hoped that it will be possible to make a start on such a scheme without waiting for the conclusion of the war.

Mr. Riley

Can the Minister say what percentage of the children of school age in these territories are receiving elementary education?

Mr. Shakespeare

I should require to have notice of that Question.