HC Deb 26 October 1955 vol 545 cc172-3
29. Major Wall

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what proposals he has to develop technical education in Cyprus; whether he will expedite the completion of the new teachers' training college; and whether he will again consider the establishment of a university college in Cyprus.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The Cyprus Government have appointed an Adviser on Technical Education. The existing Apprentices' Training Centre has been extended this year into a preparatory technical school. A technical trade school is to be opened next year. Plans for the new teachers' training college have been approved and the building will now be completed as quickly as practicable. As to the last part of the Question, the new Governor is putting forward specific proposals for social and economic development, and I propose to await these.

Major Wall

While thanking my right hon. Friend for that reply, may I ask whether he will not agree that anything that can be done to encourage higher education in Cyprus at this time will justify the expenditure of public money?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Yes, certainly.

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