In view of the number of trainees each Territory has its own training arrangements for teachers and nursing staff. There is close co-ordination of medical and education services—including training—between North Borneo and Sarawak. Generally the Brunei Government prefers to make its own arrangements, but there is some exchange of hospital services with Sarawak.
Does not the hon. Gentleman agree that it is highly desirable to promote as much integration as possible between these three somewhat similar Territories, particularly in view of the great resources of Brunei? Is any progress being made in that desirable direction?
As the hon. Member knows, there are problems in this matter. Brunei tends to look rather elsewhere, but there are certain geographical problems. Meetings of the directors of education and the health service take place annually.