HC Deb 06 April 1955 vol 539 c1172
56 and 57. Mr. Beswick

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) the number of staff now with the East African Co-operative Training College; the desired establishment; and what steps are being taken to recruit extra staff; (2) the number of students now attending the East African Co-operative Training School from Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika, respectively; and to what extent the numbers are limited by shortage of staff.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I have asked the Governor of Kenya for this information, and I will write to the hon. Member on receipt of the reply.

Mr. Beswick

While expressing appreciation of that answer, may I ask the Secretary of State whether, if the information does disclose that the college is hampered through lack of staff, he will see what extra steps can be taken to encourage the recruitment of staff?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I am always anxious that this college should be a success, and when I get the information I will bear that in mind.

Mr. J. Griffiths

Will the Secretary of State seek the co-operation, which I am sure will be very willingly given, of the Co-operative movement?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

On a previous occasion, I told the Co-operative movement, through this House, that the door was always open, so far as I am concerned.