HC Deb 06 March 1961 vol 636 cc11-2W
Mr. Sydney Irving

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what material has been made available for display during Commonwealth week through his Department or through other official organisations, to encourage and inform teachers and students who are interested in teaching in Commonwealth territories overseas.

Mr. Sandys

The Commonwealth Exhibition, which is now touring the United Kingdom as the focal point of the Commonwealth Weeks Programme, is designed to tell people in Britain about the Commonwealth.

The many inquiries received at the Exhibition alone show that it has succeeded in stimulating interest in the Commonwealth and many of these inquiries have been from teachers interested in teaching in Commonwealth countries overseas. They are always answered as fully and completely as possible.

Mr. P. Thomas:

The following table gives the information required:

In addition, the many displays, lectures, films and other supporting activities which have been provided by Commonwealth Missions in the United Kingdom, by voluntary societies and by local organisations, have stimulated much public interest in the Commonwealth including that of teachers.