HC Deb 03 July 1935 vol 303 cc1842-3

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the fact that a grant of £1,500 a year is made to the Institut Francais in London for educational purposes, whereas there is no financial support given by the British Government to the British school in Paris, he will consider the advisability of some reciprocal arrangement?


His Majesty's Government do not follow the practice of certain foreign Governments, among them the French Government, of granting financial assistance to schools and institutes of their own nationality in foreign countries. An exception has been made only in the case of certain British schools in Egypt, in view of the special relations existing between the United Kingdom and that country. I regret that it is not possible to depart from this principle in the case of the British school in Paris.