HC Deb 25 May 1965 vol 713 c51W
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.

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