HC Deb 30 October 1957 vol 575 cc56-7W
Mr. H. Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what results have been achieved by the Cultural Convention with the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Mr. Ian Harvey

The achievements can be summarised as follows:—

  1. (i) One scholarship for post-graduate study in the United Kingdom is ear-marked each year by the British Council for candidates from Luxembourg (either as a single award, or for conversion into a number of shorter bursaries).
  2. (ii) A member of the Ministry of Education has lectured to Luxembourg teachers of English on secondary education and this was followed up by a short intensive course held in Luxembourg for teachers of English and organised by the British Council.
  3. (iii) A successful link has been establised between one Luxembourg school and an English school, and it is hoped to form others.
  4. (iv) Links have also been established between professional associations by means of an exchange of publications (e.g. the Association of Luxembourg Engineers and its British counterpart).
  5. (v) Close collaboration has been established between the British Luxembourg Society and the British Council for British lecturers to speak in Luxembourg and for the supply of films and minor exhibitions.
  6. (vi) The nucleus of an English library has been presented to the Anglo-Luxembourg Society but its future development is dependent on suitable premises being found by the Society to house it.
  7. (vii) Regular presentations of British periodicals are made to Luxembourg 57 schools by the British Council and it has been agreed to present annually a number of book prizes to the best scholars of English in the schools.