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- 1086W ply material for distribution through other channels: