African Apprentices (Training)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Rhodesia – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th November 1960.

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Photo of Mr Stephen Swingler Mr Stephen Swingler , Newcastle-under-Lyme 12:00 am, 15th November 1960

Does the Colonial Secretary realise that that is not quite the point? It is good news that the employers and trade unions have agreed on the advancement of Africans in industry to the higher jobs, but is he aware that the educational facilities to enable them to train for those higher jobs do not exist? What action will his Department take, or will he persuade the Federal Government to take, to enable Africans to have the higher technical education necessary to enable them to take advantage of the facilities for advancement?