§ 31. Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary for Technical Co-operation how many people sent overseas by his Department to the Middle East and North Africa have a working knowledge of Arabic.
§ Mr. R. Carr
Since July 1961, 20 people sent by my Department to countries in the Middle East and North Africa are known to have had knowledge of Arabic at the time of appointment.
§ Mr. Dalyell
Is the Minister aware that there is a certain amount of concern about Arabic teaching in this country, especially in the light of emigration from the London School of Oriental and African Studies from which six members have left for America in the past three years?