HC Deb 09 February 1955 vol 536 c219W
Mr. P. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many students from the Colonies came to Britain in 1954; from which Colonies they came; and what subjects they came to study.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Exact figures are not available but it is estimated that at least 2,120 colonial students arrived in the United Kingdom during 1954 from the following territories:

Nigeria 670
Gold Coast 175
Sierra Leone and Gambia 100
Kenya 100
Uganda 75
Tanganyika and Zanzibar 30
Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland 10
Aden and Somaliland 25
Hong Kong 145
Malaya and Singapore 210
Sarawak and Borneo 28
Cyprus 20
Malta 5
Gibraltar 10
Mauritius and Seychelles 35
St. Helena 1
Bahamas 8
Barbados 60
Bermuda 7
British Guiana 75
British Honduras 3
Jamaica 150
Leeward Islands 23
Trinidad 110
Windward Islands 45

The main subjects they came to study are accountancy, agriculture, arts, architecture, dentistry, domestic science, enginering, forestry, law, local government, medicine, music, nursing, printing, science, secretarial and teacher training.