HC Deb 15 April 1958 vol 586 c3
31. Miss Vickers

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many women students from Uganda, Kenya, Tanganyika and Zanzibar are receiving instruction in the United Kingdom; and how this number compares with that of the male students from these Territories

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

One hundred and seventy-two from Uganda, 184 from Kenya, 64 from Tanganyika and 22 from Zanzibar. The comparable number of men students from these Territories in the United Kingdom is 599, 682, 307 and 100, respectively.

Miss Vickers

While thanking my right hon. Friend for that reply, may I ask him if he will do all he can to encourage more women students who are able to come here, because it is essential that we should have a measure of equality between the two sexes in the Territories?

Dr. Summerskill

As the overwhelming need in Africa is for teachers, does not the Minister think it would be in the interests of good administration and social progress to increase the number of women teachers?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Certainly, Sir.