HC Deb 12 December 1977 vol 941 c10W
Mr. Banks

asked the Minister of Overseas Development if she will publish full details of the technical co-operation programme for English language training in Vietnam for which a British grant of £200,000 has been paid.

Mrs. Hart

Most of this aid consists of training in Britain. Twenty-two Vietnamese English language students began their studies here in January 1977. Another intake of up to 30 students is expected in January 1978.

A three-week English language seminar, conducted by two English language specialists from Britain, is due to begin in Hanoi about now. We have agreed to supply two language laboratories, one for each of two foreign language institutes in Hanoi. £200,000 is the estimated cost in the financial year 1977–78.