§ 79. Mr. Benn
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Aden students who have qualified as doctors and engineers in each of the last five years did so on Government scholarships; what is the present annual rate of scholarships given to Aden students from the Technical Institute and the Aden College; and if he is satisfied with the progress made.
§ Mr. Profumo:
In the past five years one Government scholar has qualified as an engineer, none as a doctor. In this period 25 scholarships were awarded to pupils of Aden College, including 13 in 1956. Awards to students from the Technical Institute will be considered when they have completed the course for the City and Guilds Final examination now being undertaken. The only limitation on the award of scholarships has been the number of suitably qualified candidates, but the education development programme is now beginning to show results and the number of awards can be expected to increase annually. I am satisfied with the progress made.