asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will provide a list of all the countries 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 countries.
§ Mr. Bevin
The following statement shows the foreign countries in which on 30th September the British Council was operating, with paid employees, the numbers of those employees and the total of their salaries:
Country. No. of Employees. Gross Emoluments. £ Argentina 71 27,879 Belgium and Belgian Colonies 10 5,697 Bolivia 1 866 Brazil 22 3 5,447 Chile 19 13,231 Colombia 16 11,021 China 26 13,369 Cuba 1 300 Czechoslovakia 8 4,550 Denmark and Greenland 1 425 Ecuador 1 1,069 Egypt 76 65,8l7 Ethiopia 14 10,328 Finland 1 850 France and French Colonies 47 21,428 Greece 9 5,407 Guatemala 3 1,385 Iceland 2 1,716 Iraq 27 11,584 Italy 10 5,140 Mexico 2 2,624 M.E. Office, Cairo 72 31,631 Netherlands and Dutch Colonies 3 1,660 Paraguay 14 5,112 Persia 56 53,724 Persian Gulf 1 1,048 Peru 3 1,706 Portugal and Portuguese Colonies 58 29,031 Spain and Spanish Possessions 79 39,995 Sweden 31 14,146 Syria and Lebanon 58 17,861 Turkey 142 103,546 Uruguay 7 3,538 U.S.S.R 1 763 Venezuela 6 5,090 Yugoslavia 8 3,151
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, as well as British Council staff on loan to foreign Anglophil Societies. 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 abroad. The following list shows those foreign countries in which the British Council at present have no staff of their own but to which they supply material for distribution through other channels:
Afghanistan Haiti Poland Albania Honduras Roumania Austria Hungary El Salvador Bulgaria Luxembourg Saudi Arabia Costa Rica Liberia Sudan Dominican Nicaragua Switzerland Republic Norway Tibet Eritrea Panama U.S.A. Germany
If my hon. and gallant Friend desires information about British Council operations in the Colonies, he should put down a Question to the Secretary of State for the Colonies.