HC Deb 29 June 1967 vol 749 cc731-2
28. Dame Joan Vickers

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what action he has taken in regard to the teacher training college, including the provision of a printing press, in Tonga.

Mr. Bottomley

If the Government of Tonga decides to ask for our help in acquiring a printing press for the college I should be pleased to consider it.

Dame Joan Vickers

I thank the right hon. Gentleman for sending a special representative to Tonga. I am sure that he knows that Tonga has been requesting a printing press for some considerable time. I have made certain suggestions to him. Will he reconsider them?

Mr. Boffomley

I certainly will consider the suggestions made by the hon. Lady.

Mr. Baxter

Might I associate myself with the request? It is very desirable that someone with some authority should go to Tonga to try to help it get over some of the very considerable problems which it has at the moment and which it will have difficulty in solving without some sensible advice.

Mr. Bottomley

I take note of what has been said.