§ 33. Mr. Dodds-Parker
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that no African medical student drawn from Northern Rhodesia, Nyasaland or Kenya is undergoing higher medical training as against 57 from Uganda; whether he will review the position and 1988 consider whether arrangements can be made in the Union of South Africa, Southern Rhodesia, the Sudan, or this country, for higher medical training of selected Africans from those territories.
§ 43. Mr. Charles Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why there are only four African and Arab medical students in training in Tanganyika and none in Kenya; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy this position.
§ Mr. George Hall
As I explained in my reply of 15th May, the problem in Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland at the present time is the lack of candidates with the necessary preliminary educational qualifications for higher medical training. I am consulting with the Governors as regards the position in Kenya and Tanganyika. I do not anticipate any difficulty in placing candidates for higher medical education as they come forward from Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland or from Kenya and Tanganyika, either at Makerere or some other suitable institution.
§ Mr. Dodds-Parker
Will the Secretary of State take action to see that in Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia there will be sufficient candidates coming forward in future who have the preliminary education?