HC Deb 04 March 1953 vol 512 cc372-3
43. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, in view of the fact that China no longer sends students to the University of Hong Kong, whether the Governments of Brunei, North Borneo and Sarawak will be consulted in order to secure students from those Colonies.

Mr. Lyttelton

The number of students at Hong Kong University, most of whom are Chinese, rose from 572 in 1941 to 990 in 1952, and there are still more applicants for admission than places available. There is no occasion to seek students from the three territories mentioned, since the University is already open to them.

Mr. Sorensen

Can I take it, therefore, that there are no vacancies in the University—places which previously were occupied by students from China itself?

Mr. Lyttelton

There are more applicants than there are vacancies.