HC Deb 20 July 1959 vol 609 cc76-7W
43. Mr. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will consider opening up a branch of the British Council in South Korea.

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

This House has, at the request of my right hon. and learned Friend, voted considerable additional funds recently, and particularly in the last and the present financial years, for use by the British Council in the expansion of its activities in foreign countries. The Council gives regular consideration to the desirability of opening representations in new countries; but there is a demand for its services in many areas of the world, and these demands have to be weighed against the available resources.