HC Deb 20 October 1954 vol 531 c1181
8. Mr. Benn

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will recruit Africans as stenographers in Government service in East Africa, Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Stenographers are recruited locally, so far as possible, by the Governments of the territories concerned. They try to recruit suitably qualified Africans, but very few are forthcoming for such posts at present.

Mr. Benn

Can the right hon. Gentleman tell the House what arrangements he has in mind to ensure that suitable training facilities are made available?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

There are quite a lot of training facilities. I will send details to the hon. Gentleman.