HC Deb 27 July 1959 vol 610 cc21-2W
77. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what arrangements have been made to give world-wide publicty to the Commonwealth Education Conference.

Mr. Alport

Arrangements have been made to give the maximum publicity to this important Conference.

Before the Conference intensive efforts were made to make it known throughout the Commonwealth. Reference material, feature articles, photographs, prints of films, radio recordings and television interviews were provided. A booklet was specially written for the Conference describing the United Kingdom contribution to Commonwealth Education, and 100,000 copies are being distributed in Commonwealth countries.

Throughout the Conference, Press, radio and television have been most cooperative in telling its story, particularly overseas. I am sure this will also apply when the Report is published tomorrow.

I am considering follow-up publicity.

The following statement gives detailed information: