§ 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.