HC Deb 18 July 1938 vol 338 cc1791-2
29. Mr. Johnston

asked the Prime Minister how many members compose the Executive Committee of the British Council for Cultural Relations; and whether there is anyone on the committee representing the Scottish Office or Scottish educational or artistic interests and, if not, for what reasons?

Mr. Butler

The Executive Committee of the British Council consists of 23 members. While there is no member of the committee specifically representing the Scottish Office, Scotland has its representatives, including the right hon. Baronet the Member for Caithness and Sutherland (Sir A. Sinclair). The Scottish Education Department is represented upon the Students' Committee of the Council, and also upon the Advisory Committee on Teachers Abroad; upon which the Educational Institute in Scotland and the Association of Counties of Cities in Scotland are also represented. A recommendation that the Scottish Office itself should be represented on the executive committee is now being made to the chairman of the British Council.

Mr. Morgan Jones

Is there any reason why Welsh interests should not be represented?