HC Deb 21 May 1968 vol 765 cc280-1
23. Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in education by the British administration in the New Hebrides.

Mr. Whitlock

Considerable progress has been made in recent years in the development of education in British schools in the New Hebrides on the basis of a plan adopted by the British Administration in 1963 under which expenditure has increased from under £50,000 to almost £200,000 in 1967.

A full answer to the hon. Member's Question involves a considerable amount of detail; I will, with permission, circulate this additional information together with relevant statistics in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Godman Irvine

I am obliged to the hon. Gentleman. How do our arrangements compare with those of the French?

Mr. Whitlock

Figures of the amount spent on education by the French administration are not available.

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