§ Dr. A. Thompson
asked the Secretary for Technical Co-operation what new steps he is taking to integrate and promote the recruitment of British technical teachers for service in the Commonwealth.
§ Mr. Vosper
The terms of reference of the new Council for Technical Education and Training for Overseas Countries, referred to in my reply on 15th March to my hon. Friend the Member for King's Lynn (Mr. Bullard), require it to promote and where appropriate to undertake recruitment of staff for service overseas; and I am arranging for requests for technical teachers received in my Department to be referred to the Council for action. I am sure that the new Council and its Secretariat will play a major part both in the day-to-day business of recruitment and in helping to provide contacts between those concerned with technical education in this country and the authorities overseas who have posts to fill.