HC Deb 15 March 1951 vol 485 cc198-9W
91. Mr. J. Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what steps he is taking to employ and train Swazis in the development of Swaziland, especially on schemes of the Colonial Development Corporation.

Mr. Gordon-Walker

The Swazi are constantly encouraged to train and fit themselves for increasingly responsible posts. There are facilities locally for general and technical education and the Government provides bursaries for further education outside the Territory. Recent Government appointments include an African assistant secretary and eight African development officers. Other appointments, for example, to the medical and education services will be made as soon as qualified candidates are available.

The Colonial Development Corporation pursues a similar policy of associating the Swazi with its work and arrangements have been made for training its employees at the Government Trades School.