HC Deb 08 March 1944 vol 397 c2037
34. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what method is employed in the selection of recipients of scholarships in West Africa; and why no Press notice is given to encourage volunteers equitably to offer themselves for consideration.

Colonel Stanley

I assume that my hon. Friend has in mind scholarships awarded under the auspices of Government to enable Africans to take up a course of training at universities or other similar institutions in the United Kingdom. Full information about the conditions on which it is proposed to award such scholarships is normally published in the official gazette of the Colony concerned, and applications received as the result of such announcements are considered by a local Committee constituted according to the nature of the training to be provided.

Mr. Sorensen

Does not the right hon. and gallant Gentleman feel that, in addition to being published in the official gazette, it would be worth while to consider publishing these announcements in the Press?

Colonel Stanley

I will certainly look into it but the hon. Member will realise that the official gazette is open to the Press, which very often copies the announcements.

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