HC Deb 06 February 1973 vol 850 cc86-7W
Mr. John E. B. Hill

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science which, if any, schools outside the United Kingdom but within EEC are receiving grants from British Government sources to enable them to provide education suitable for British children.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

None; but Her Majesty's Government in fulfilment of their treaty obligations recruit and pay at United Kingdom rates the British teachers required for the Community's European schools. They have also arranged to pay in advance the fees of those children of British civil servants in Brussels whose parents wish them to attend the independent British School of Brussels. My Department has no statutory power to pay grants to schools abroad.