§ 7. Colonel Gretton
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Foreign Research and Press Service, of Chatham House, is now established at Balliol College, Oxford; to what extent 862 this service is subsidised from public funds; and for what purpose the subsidy is paid?
§ 5. Mr. Parker
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the object of the Foreign Research and Press Services Review, published by Chatham House; and to what extent this work is also carried out by other Departments?
§ Mr. Eden
The Foreign Research and Press Service was established at the outbreak of war to provide full research and reference facilities on international questions for the use of all Government Departments, and to follow and review opinions and tendencies in the foreign Press. No other Department has a similar reservoir of published material or of experts specially trained to use it; and no other Department produces a similar Review. The Foreign Research and Press Service has drawn its library, and several of its staff and some financial help from Chatham House. It is also financially assisted by the University of Oxford; and by a grant, amounting in this year's Estimates to £53,000, from public funds.