§ 26. Mr. Malcolm MacPherson
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what consultations took place with leaders of African opinion in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika, in connection with the selection of representatives of these Territories to attend the recent Commonwealth Education Conference.
§ Mr. J. Amery
There were no special consultations. The Governments of 194 Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika selected their Ministers responsible for education or their directors of education. They were considered to be the persons best able to discuss professional and administrative matters at the Commonwealth Education Conference
§ Mr. MacPherson
The hon. Gentleman says that there were no special consultations. Were there any consultations at all?
§ Mr. Amery
The hon. Gentleman will remember that the Ministers responsible for education and the directors of education are in constant and daily touch both with Africans qualified to advise on education purposes and with the ordinary advisory bodies representative of Africans which are interested in education. So they were in constant touch with the problem in their own countries.