§ 6. Sir Richard Pilkington
asked the Secretary for Technical Co-operation what is the percentage increase or decrease in sums now being spent on information services overseas compared with ten years ago.
§ The Joint Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Peter Thomas)
I have been asked to reply.
The increase is nearly 100 per cent.
§ Sir Richard Pilkington
That is a very satisfactory Answer. Does my hon. Friend agree that this is one of the things in which there should not be economies? Are not ideas worth many battalions?
§ Mr. Thomas
I agree that this is a very important matter, and we should like to see these services expanded.