asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he has as to the number of St. Helenians at present attending educational, vocational and other training courses in the United Kingdom; and for what qualifications.
At present eight St. Helenians financed through the British aid programme are attending courses in this country. One is studying for GCE 'A' levels; and four are on vocational courses (midwifery, nursing, dentistu7ry, and medical laboratory services) leading to recognised qualifications. The remaining three are on special programmes in education and fisheries. In addition, in the current year, four students returned to St. Helena on completion of their courses; five more are due to arrive at the start of the next academic year; and a further 23 applications for training awards are under consideration.