§ 12. Mr. Jackson
asked the Minister of Overseas Development if she will consider seeking to promote a university and college scholarship programme for Southern Rhodesian students throughout the Commonwealth, in order to help the African populace towards the experience necessary to take over the government of the country.
§ Mr. Oram
Facilities already exist in such schemes as the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan which, as its name implies, provides scholarships at Commonwealth universities for Commonwealth students. Training opportunities in this country are also available under British Technical Assistance. Rhodesians also have their own university college in Salisbury to which Her Majesty's Government have given, and are pledged to give, very generous support.
§ Mr. Jackson
In thanking my hon. Friend for his reply, may I ask him to bear in mind that there are many hon. 1142 Members, on both sides of the House, who are not prepared to see the young people of Southern Rhodesia kept back and retarded in their knowledge and education? Does not my hon. Friend consider this to be a subject which might be raised at the Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference for an accelerated education programme?