§ Mr. Moonman
asked the Minister of Overseas Development what is the nature of the grant to the English Language Book Society for assistance in publishing and for the Hong Kong reprints.
§ Mr. Prentice
My Department subsidises the production, by the original publishers, of selected British textbooks under the Low Priced Books Scheme for use in educational institutions in some 80 devel-168W oping countries including Hong Kong. This support, amounting to £775,000 in 1975–76, enables the books to be sold to students at one-third to one-half of the price of the standard editions. Over 470 titles are currently available in a wide range of developmental subjects, and total sales to date are around 11½ million.