HC Deb 13 July 1955 vol 543 c177W
63. Mr. Benn

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the estimated number of children in the Seychelles Island between five and 16 years of age; how many are receiving primary, and how many, secondary education; and the number and value of grants made to students for the purpose of technical or university education in 1954.

Mr. Hopkinson

The number of children between 5 and 16 in Seychelles at the end of 1954 was 9,684. Of these 5,414 are receiving primary and 326 secondary education. About 22 Seychellois students are studying in universities and other institutions of higher education in the United Kingdom. Details of the number and value of grants are not available here but I am asking the acting Governor for this information and will write to the hon. Member.