HC Deb 11 September 1942 vol 383 cc529-30
62. Mr. John Dugdale

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that examinations are now being held in four Chinese cities for students anxious to visit this country for the purpose of taking advanced courses in engineering, shipbuilding, pharmacology and economics; and whether His Majesty's Government will invite the successful students to come here as their guests?

The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Eden)

I have seen reports to this effect which have recently appeared in the Press, but I have received no confirmation. I can, however, inform my hon. Friend that arrangements are now under consideration whereby Chinese students will be brought to this country for post-graduate courses, under the auspices of the British Universities, the British Council and the Universities' China Committee.