HC Deb 06 April 1950 vol 473 c1334
4. Mr. Hollis

asked the Minister of Education what is the cost on balance of the exchange of British teachers against American teachers, in view of the fact that the American teachers spend money in this country.

Mr. Tomlinson

While it is no doubt true that, on balance, these exchanges with the U.S.A. represent some net dollar gain to this country, I am unable to give any accurate estimate of the amount owing to the unknown factors involved.

Mr. Hollis

If the right hon. Gentleman admits that they represent a net dollar gain to this country, why did he tell the House last week that the numbers were being cut down because of the cost?

Mr. Tomlinson

Because the net dollar gain does not affect the cost to the Estimate that I have to present to this House, and which has to be cut down to meet the requirements of the situation.