HC Deb 23 October 1958 vol 592 c255W
Mr. Benn

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what improvements in educational and training facilities for the Adenese have taken place in the last six years; and what plans he has to see that the demands for skilled work in the Colony can be met by the local people.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

There has been an increase in the number of people receiving a full-time education in Government and grant-in-aid schools from approximately 5,030 in 1951–52 to approximately 9,060 in 1957–58. A number of commercial firms have established apprenticeship or training schemes. The Governor is making every effort to ensure that local people are trained so that the demand for skilled workers in Aden can be met by local labour; a Committee set up by the Aden Government on which both the Aden Trade Union Congress and the employers are represented is at present considering this problem.