§ Mr. G. M. Thomson
asked the Secretary for Technical Co-operation what responsibilities he has assigned to the Council for Technical Education with regard to the provision in Great Britain of technical and industrial training for students from the developing countries.
The Council acts as a source of advice and expert assistance in these36W fields. During the last year, the Council's advice was sought on three schemes of training in the United Kingdom. It has considered the shortage of suitable places in the United Kingdom for engineering trainees and it has been associated with the study, by Political and Economic Planning, of Education and Training Programmes for Developing Areas, with particular reference to East Africa, and to East Africans in Britain. The Council was represented at the Conference organised by the Federation of British Industries earlier this year on the Training of Overseas Nationals.