§ Sir G. Sinclair
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many teachers of the English language have been maintained overseas by the British Council in each of the years 1962–65, taking the average for the first quarter of each year; and what is the target for 1966.
§ Mr. George Thomson
The British Council appoints its own overseas English language officers and also subsidise teaching posts overseas. The figures relating to these two categories are:
English Language Officers Subsidised Posts 1962 … … 64 133 1963 … … 76 126 1964 … … 113 163 1965 … … 127 184
The target for 1966 will be higher in both categories, but whether it can be reached will depend on the availability of finance and manpower and the demand of oversea Governments.