HC Deb 18 June 1959 vol 607 cc637-8
29. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what official requests have been made from Pakistan for teachers from the United Kingdom for Government College, Lahore, and other educational institutions in Pakistan; to what extent those requests have been met; and what particular action has been initiated.

Mr. Alport

The British Council in London has received no requests for recruitment of teachers from the United Kingdom for the Government College, Lahore. It has, however, received in London a total of 31 requests for teachers from other educational institutions in Pakistan. Teachers have so far been recommended or appointed in reply to 18 of these.

Mr. Biggs-Davison

Can my hon. Friend assure us that every effort will be made to meet all these requests, which are to the mutual advantage of our two countries?

Mr. Alport

My hon. Friend can be assured that we will do everything we can to assist the Government of Pakistan in regard to any request they may put to us.