HC Deb 15 April 1958 vol 586 cc1-2
1. Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what recommendations have been made by the Governments of Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika and the Sultan of Zanzibar for the extension of higher education in East Africa; and what financial contributions Her Majesty's Government will make towards the realisation of these recommendations.

The Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Alan Lennox-Boyd)

Proposals for the future development of higher education in East Africa are set out in a White Paper published jointly by the Governments of Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika and Zanzibar on 7th March, copies of which are in the Library. Colonial development and welfare assistance amounting to nearly £3 million has been allocated for higher education capital works projects in East Africa in the period from 1946 to 1960.

Mr. Brockway

In view of the fact that this White Paper of the four Governments proposes that there should be a university for East Africa with colleges in Kenya and Tanganyika associated with the Makerere College in Uganda, will not the right hon. Gentleman, before a short time has passed, whisper in the ear of the Chancellor of the Exchequer that a more generous grant should be made for education in East Africa?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

This might not be the most appropriate day to do that.