HC Deb 18 June 1963 vol 679 cc57-8W
Mr. Wade

asked the Secretary for Technical Co-operation what consideration he has given to the setting up in this country of an organisation with a permanent staff of engineers who would be available for the operation and maintenance of engineering services in underdeveloped countries.

Mr. Carr

The possibility of such a scheme has been considered, but the problems arising from it described in the White Paper on Recruitment for Service Overseas (Cmnd. 1740 of 1962) remain unchanged. In addition to those general difficulties, the present demands for engineers to serve overseas governments are so varied that they could not be met satisfactorily from a single organisation but necessitate drawing upon the general resources of the country.

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