§ 17. Sir B. Rhys Williams
asked the Minister for the Civil Service if the arrangements made by the Civil Service College for special training for British civil servants concerned with EEC matters are sufficient to meet the needs of Departments.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
In the current year there are 12 courses on general EEC matters at the Civil Service College, attended by over 400 civil servants, and a further seven courses on specialist matters, attended by over 200.
In addition to this, by the end of the year we will have arranged for seven courses of British civil servants to go to France and we will have received three groups of French civil servants in this 22 country. Three groups will have gone to Germany and we will have received two groups of German civil servants.
§ Sir B. Rhys Williams
Is my hon. Friend satisfied with the facilities for training civil servants in the affairs of the smaller Community countries, particularly Holland and Denmark?
§ Mr. Selwyn Gummer
Will my hon. Friend see that those civil servants in our immigration services who deal with EEC nationals entering this country are also given courses, so that we can get rid of our present reputation for being one of the rudest countries that visitors can enter?