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Nigeria (Government Service)

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 1 June 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether members of the junior Civil Service in Nigeria are entitled to special study leave in Britain; how many have applied for this in recent months; how many have been refused; and what are the regulations and arrangements respecting this leave.

The grant of study leave was recommended by the recent Commission on the recruitment and training of Nigerians for senior posts in the Government service. This recommendation, which is in accord with existing policy, has been accepted by the Nigerian Government. I have asked the Acting Governor for the details requested and will write to my hon. Friend when they are received.