HC Deb 12 January 1976 vol 903 cc38-9W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of the additional grant of £1,295,000 to the British Council is due to increased cost elements within the United Kingdom and how much by increases originating from overseas.

Mr. Ennals

I have been asked to reply.

Of the £1,295,000 additional grant, £750,000 is due to increased salaries of locally engaged staff overseas, increased allowances of London appointed staff overseas and variations in exchange rates. The balance of £545,000 is due to superannuation contributions in respect of war service and to increased rents, rates and office-running expenses in the United Kingdom.