HC Deb 01 December 1958 vol 596 c97W
Mr. Malcolm MacPherson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the amounts of expenditure on school buildings in Northern Rhodesia in each of the last five years.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Expenditure by the Government of Northern Rhodesia on African school buildings in each of the last five years has been as follows:

1953–54 (18 months' period to June, 1954) 315,203
1954–55 239,422
1955–56 368,097
1956–57 473,913
1957–58 (final figure not yet available) 463,937

In addition there has been expenditure by voluntary agencies and Native Authorities, towards which the Government have contributed, but details of this expenditure are not available. The Government of Northern Rhodesia are not responsible for expenditure on non-African school buildings.