§ 8. Mr. Swingler
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what requests have been made by the Governments of Uganda, Tanganyika, Kenya, and Northern Rhodesia for the years 1956 to 1959, respectively, for study grants for administratively, technically, or professionally qualified Africans to participate in seminars and training courses organised by the International Labour Office.
§ Mr. Profumo
An African officer of the Uganda Department of Co-operative Development attended a joint I.L.O. United Nations-F.A.O. Seminar on Cooperation, in Denmark in 1957. No other requests have been made.
§ Mr. Swingler
Is not this a very poor effort indeed? Is the hon. Gentleman aware that considerable educational facilities are being made available by the International Labour Office and other U.N. Agencies, but somehow there seems a complete lack of liaison between those Agencies and the African Territories? 528 Can he do something to see that there is contact between the I.L.O. and Colonial Territories in Africa so that people may be made aware of the international education facilities available?
§ Mr. Profumo
I think there is adequate co-operation, but, in view of the training facilities available either locally or in this country, it would be wrong in principle to ask for international assistance when the funds available are insufficient to meet all the demands on them.