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Basic English

Volume 439: debated on Wednesday 9 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the extent of the opportunities now being given to the inhabitants of Ceylon and other Colonies to learn Basic English; and what prospects are so far offered of the success of the experiment.

I invite the non. Member's attention to the written reply which I gave on 13th June last to the hon. Member for Banbury (Mr. Dodds-Parker). With regard to Ceylon, educational policy is a matter falling entirely within the competence of the Government of the Island.