HC Deb 20 December 1945 vol 417 cc1535-6
63. Colonel Ponsonby

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, having regard to paragraph 6 of the Joint Statement on page 7, Cmd. 6708, he will state the nature of the educational programmes for which, as well as for other objects, land can be acquired and buildings constructed in the United Kingdom and the Colonial dependencies, in utilisation of pounds sterling to an aggregate dollar value not exceeding $50,000,000.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

Educational programmes cover schemes for the interchange of teachers and students, the establishment of scholarships, the arranging of exhibitions and the like, which might be agreed between the two Governments. The reference to land and buildings is to purchases for the direct use of the Government of the United States— for example, the provision of a new Embassy in London. These arrangements are to be further discussed with the United States Government.

Colonel Ponsonby

May I ask the Minister whether it will include, for instance, the erection of an educational film studio?

Mr. Hall

I am sorry I could not answer that point without notice, but I will look into the matter and write to the hon. and gallant Member.