HC Deb 23 June 1954 vol 529 cc400-1
17. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the cost of education in Kenya for each European, Indian and African pupil, respectively, during the last year.

Mr. Lyttelton

Since the answer contains a large number of figures giving gross cost and net cost—after deduction of fees—for primary and secondary education, tuition and board, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Thomas

I shall be grateful, but would the Minister tell me now how European, Indian and African costs roughly compare with each other?

Mr. Lyttetton

If the hon. Member will study the table he will get all the information he requires.

Following is the information:

Table I gives the gross cost and Table II the net cost after deduction of revenue from fees chargeable.

European £ s.
Primary tuition 49 6
Primary boarding 102 6
Secondary tuition 104 18
Secondary boarding 111 12
Primary tuition 18 4
Secondary tuition 38 6
Primary tuition 3 0
Secondary (combined cost of boarding and tuition) 60 15
European £ s.
Primary tuition 34 6
Primary boarding 12 6
Secondary tuition 71 18
Secondary boarding 21 12
Primary tuition 13 5
Secondary tuition 25 5
Primary tuition 2 5
Secondary (tuition and boarding)
Boys 48 5
Girls 50 15