HC Deb 11 March 1957 vol 566 c139W
Mr. Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Hungarian refugees are now being taught English in the refugee camps: and whether a sufficient supply of dictionaries and text books is available.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I am informed that classes in English have been organised by the Y.M.C.A. in collaboration with the local education authorities, at the larger hostels. In addition, with the help of the B.B.C., textbooks and long-playing records have been provided in hostels to supplement the more normal methods of teaching. Comprehensive phrase sheets have been made available freely and I am advised that these have proved by experience more useful than the normal dictionary for present purposes.