HC Deb 19 May 1943 vol 389 cc1080-1
3. Commander King-Hall

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many libraries or reading-room centres have been established overseas by the British Council?

Mr. Eden

The British Council have founded 67 libraries and reading-room centres overseas. They supply additional books and current periodicals regularly to these, as well as to 17 libraries attached to Anglophil societies and to a large number of university and school libraries.

Mr. Ivor Thomas

Is this not exclusive of centres of occupied Europe established before the war?

Mr. Eden

Oh, yes, I think so.