§ Mr. Robert Edwards
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many exchange programmes are sponsored by his Department between employees of local authorities with their counterparts in member countries of the European Economic Community; and by what financial and other means his Department encourages employing authorities to promote such exchanges.
§ Mr. Skeffington
This Department does not sponsor exchange programmes for local authority employees although I understand some councils arrange for visits by their employees and the exchange of technical information. There are arrangements for exchanges of teachers which were referred to by my right hon. Friend the Minister of State, Department of Education and Science, on 16th June in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Monmouth (Mr. Anderson).—[Vol. 785, c.35.]