HC Deb 30 July 1964 vol 699 c362W
Dr. A. Thompson

asked the Secretary for Technical Co-operation what plans he has for securing adequate recruitment of economists for service in developing countries.

Mr. R. Carr

The demands from developing countries for economists, particularly those with experience of development planning, at present greatly exceed the number of people qualified and available to meet them. To stimulate recruitment we are developing our contacts with the universities, particularly those with Institutes of Economic Research. As a first step, to enable suitable people to be released, my Department has recently agreed with Oxford and Cambridge Universities to finance three extra research posts at each university.