Education and Police Services (Expenditure)

Oral Answers to Questions — Tanganyika – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th April 1959.

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Photo of Mr Stephen Swingler Mr Stephen Swingler , Newcastle-under-Lyme 12:00 am, 9th April 1959

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what percentage of the national budget of Tanganyika will be spent on education and police, respectively, for the year 1959–60.

Photo of Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd , Mid Bedfordshire

The draft estimates for the Tanganyika financial year beginning 1st July, 1959, will not be published until the end of the month. I am unable, therefore, to supply this information at present.

Photo of Mr Stephen Swingler Mr Stephen Swingler , Newcastle-under-Lyme

When the right hon. Gentleman has this information, will he undertake to examine it very carefully, particularly from the point of view of recommending to the Tanganyikan Government that a bigger proportion of expenditure should be spent on education, because this would be a better investment for peaceful and constitutional development than the obsession for expenditure on the police?

Photo of Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd , Mid Bedfordshire

I shall watch this expenditure, together with all others, in order to see that a proper balance is preserved.