HC Deb 17 December 1945 vol 417 cc1085-6W
Major Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will provide a list of all the Colonies in which the British Council is at present operating, with the number of paid employees and the total of their salaries in each of those Colonies.

Mr. George Hall

The following statement shows the Colonial territories in which on 30th September the British Council was operating, with paid employees, the number of those employees and the total of their salaries:

Number of Employees Gross Emoluments
Aden 2 2,497
Barbados 4 1,944
British Guiana 3 1,318
Cyprus 13 9,739
Gambia 2 400
Gibraltar 3 2,056
Gold Coast 17 7,830
Jamaica 4 1,450
Malta 8 3,378
Nigeria 7 2,500
Palestine 78 41,835
Sierra Leone 8 2,966
Trans-Jordan 1 180
Trinidad (Council Headquarters for the West Indies) 20 6,629

The numbers of employees given above include all whole-time staff, including clerical, secretarial and domestic staff, at British Council offices and at British Institutes. The total of salaries given above include fees to part-time teachers and domestic staff paid by the hour and not included in the number of employees given in the preceding column. They also include marriage allowances and local allowances awarded to London-appointed staff in order to compensate for high costs of living overseas. The following list shows those Colonial territories in which the British Council at present have no staff of their own but to which they sup- ply material for distribution through other channels:

Ascension Island.



British Honduras.


Falkland Islands.


Hong Kong.


Leeward Islands.


New Hebrides.


Northern Rhodesia.

St. Helena.



Tanganyika Territory.



Windward Islands.