§ Miss Quennell
asked the Minister of Overseas Development how many requests from Governments of developing countries for help in the literacy field have been received by Her Majesty's Government in the past year, to the nearest convenient date; what was the nature of the requests; and what has been the response of Her Majesty's Government.
§ Mr. Oram
There has been a firm request in the past year, from the Government of Sierra Leone, for assistance in literacy allied to a programme of general adult education. An official of the Ministry of Overseas Development visited Sierra Leone in April for preliminary discussions.
The Government of Zambia have requested the services of an adviser and trainer for their adult literacy programme; the request has been accepted.