HC Deb 15 April 1958 vol 586 c14
13. Mr. Braine

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken to expand the existing facilities for secondary education in Aden Colony and Protectorate.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The construction of a girls' college and an extension of the Technical Institute in the Colony are almost completed, and plans are being prepared for building additional boarding accommodation for Protectorate students attending schools in the Colony. Future needs are being studied by the Aden Government's Adenese Training Committee. Plans for a junior secondary school in the Western Aden Protectorate are being prepared.

Mr. Braine

Is my right hon. Friend aware that this Answer will give very great satisfaction, especially in view of the anxiety expressed by the hon. Member for Edmonton (Mr. Albu) and myself while on the spot, that existing facilities were not equal to the need? Can he say whether any scholarships have been made available in this country out of C.D and W. funds?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Yes, eight scholars are receiving secondary education and eleven receiving technical education scholarships from C.D. and W. funds.

Mr. J. Johnson

Can the right hon. Gentleman explain why the hon. Member for Essex, South-East (Mr. Braine) was stoned when in the Somaliland Protectorate?

Mr. Speaker

I do not think the Minister was stoning him.

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