HC Deb 20 February 1952 vol 496 cc20-1W
27. Mr. Gordon Walker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in how many Commonwealth and foreign countries the operations of the British Council are to be reduced or closed down.

Mr. Nutting

The proposed economies in British Council expenditure during the forthcoming financial year will involve a reduction of operations in all of the five independent Commonwealth countries and the 22 colonial territories where the Council is represented. Reductions will also take place in 28 of the 36 foreign countries where the Council is represented. These economies will not involve closing down completely in any country.