HC Deb 17 December 1952 vol 509 c217W
126. Mr. H. Brooke

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will consider making greater use of the special facilities that exist in this country for the training of officials in the Colonial Service in the languages, religions and customs of the lands in Africa and Asia where they will be serving.

Mr. Lyttelton

I attach great importance to such training and the greatest possible use is, in fact, already being made of existing facilities. Probationers at Oxford, Cambridge and London Universities spend a large proportion of their time on these subjects, particularly on language.