§ 53. Miss Harvie Anderson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland to what extent there are officially supported exchange programmes between young teachers in Scotland and the countries of the European Economic Community; and to what extent his Department contributes towards such programmes.100W
§ Mr. Millan
My Department administers schemes for the exchange of serving teachers wiht France and Germany, and for the exchange of student assistants with France, Germany, Italy and Belgium. Serving teachers in exchange posts continue to be paid by their home authority, and receive a grant from the Department; in certain circumstances the Department also pays a grant in lieu of family allowances.
Student assistants are paid by the host employing authority there is no financial contribution by my Department.
§ 54. Miss Harvie Anderson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland to what extent there are exchange programmes between young health and social workers employed in the public service in Scotland with their counterparts in member countries of the European Economic Community; and in what way his Department is assisting employing authorities to sponsor such exchanges.
§ Mr. Millan
Arrangements for exchanges have not so far been developed by employing authorities or my Department. Language considerations and the nature of some of the work would restrict the scale of exchanges, but I am prepared to look into any suitable case the hon. Member may have in mind.