HC Deb 25 June 1947 vol 439 cc416-7
22. Brigadier Mackeson

asked the. Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has examined the recommendations of the Development Commission of Tanganyika as to African educational requirements in the next 10 years; and how these recommendations are to be financed.

Mr. Creech Jones

I have examined the recommendations, which have been generally endorsed by the Advisory Committee on Education in the Colonies, and I have informed the Governor that I am prepared to approve them. It is proposed that the ten-year plan shall be financed as follows: From the Territory's resources and surplus balances, £3,537,000; from the resources of the Native Administration, £605,000; from the Colonial Development and Welfare Vote, £1,250,000 — total, £5,392,000. These financial arangements are subject to the approval of the Tanganyika Legislative Council as far as expenditure from the Territory's funds is concerned and to the concurrence of my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer as regards the proposed grant under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act. The plan has still to be considered also by the Advisory Committee on African Education in Tanganyika. I am sending a copy of the plan to the hon. and gallant Member.