§ 9. Mr. Jackson
asked the Minister of Overseas Development what plans she has for further assistance to the Government of India in the field of English language instruction; and to what extent these have been affected by the recent linguistic disturbances in India.
§ 37. Mr. Goodhart
asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether she will give additional assistance to the programme of instruction in English language teaching for India.
§ Mr. Jackson
Will my hon. Friend bear in mind in his discussions with the Indian Ministry of Education concerning the supply of English teachers to India that there is greater need in the smaller universities away from the big centres than in universities like Delhi, which already have a good standard of knowledge of English?
§ Mr. Goodhart
Does the Parliamentary Secretary recognise that even if the number of trained linguistic teachers in India is doubled within the next few years, there will still be less than one for every 15 million of the population and that the best chance of maintaining English is to bring television into use as quickly as possible?
§ Mr. R. Carr
The later Question refers to what we are doing through an organisation in this country. Can the Minister say whether we are ready to give the Indian Government any help in establishing their own television services, which might help in this direction?