HC Deb 24 January 1940 vol 356 c551
4. Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Prime Minister whether the executive committee of the British Council is a full-time committee; for what services certain executive members draw £1,000, £725, £600, and other sums each year; who determines these salaries, and how are appointments made?

The Prime Minister

The executive committee of the Council meets regularly once a quarter. None of the committee's members draws any salary from the Council for his duties in connection with its work.

Mr. Creech Jones

Who is responsible for the policy of the British Council, and to whom does the executive council report, or to whom is it responsible?

The Prime Minister

It reports to the Foreign Office.