HC Deb 07 July 1965 vol 715 cc262-3W
Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what proportion of entrants to the Colonial Service came from each of the following universities during the last five years, namely, Oxford, Cambridge, London and Manchester.

Mr. Greenwood

Appointments to Her Majesty's Overseas Civil Service (which replaced the Colonial Service) have virtually ceased in recent years, with the almost complete change-over from pensionable to contract terms for overseas appointments. Of the four officers appointed since 1962, two were from Cambridge University and one from London University. The fourth was from Liverpool University. I regret that earlier information is not readily available.