HC Deb 14 November 1972 vol 846 cc107-8W
Mr. Haselhurst

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will take steps to encourage the interchange of pupils between schools in Great Britain and Europe; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

My Department is already giving considerable encouragement to the linking of schools and other educational establishments in this country with European partners, and to the growth of visits and exchanges by pupils. Arrangements are made through the Central Bureau for Educational Visits and Exchanges, which is fully grant aided by the three Education Departments of the United Kingdom. With our closer ties with Europe the bureau has been enabled to expand its work in this field.

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