§ Mr. Brockway
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations the annual educational expenditure per European child and per African child, respectively, in Basutoland and in Swaziland.
§ Mr. Alport
Following is the information asked for in respect of the year 1957:
— Basutoland Swaziland (a) Total Government expenditure on education of European children £5,150 £50,535 (b) Number of European pupils 158 1,087 (c) Expenditure on education of European children per head £32 £46.6 (d) Total expenditure (including Government and Missions) on education of African children £470,000 £106,329 (e) Number of African pupils 117,000 26,583 (f) Expenditure (including Government and Missions) on education of African children per head £4 £4
The numbers of European children in Basutoland and Swaziland being so much smaller than the numbers of African children the overheads for educating a European child are necessarily higher than those for educating an African child.