§ Mr. MacFarquhar
asked the Minister of Overseas Development how many British teachers of English have been sent to Third World countries in each of the last 10 years by her Department, or with funds allocated by her Department, excluding British Council sponsored teachers.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
The numbers of people recruited during the years specified for service in the field of education in the developing countries, who were financed wholly or in part from funds allocated by my Department, are as shown in the 557W table below. The figures include recruitment under the British Volunteer Programme. I regret that our statistics do not readily show how many of these teach English. Many teach more than one subject of which one may often be English. The number engaged on behalf of my Department by the British Council specifically to teach English and funded entirely by my Department are shown in the second column of the table.
RECRUITMENT IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION WHOLLY OR PARTLY FINANCED BY THE MINISTRY OF OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT Year Total Education English Teachers recruited by BC on behalf of ODM 1967 … 2,359 32 1968 … 2,182 81 1969 … 2,463 76 1970 … 2,175 108 1971 … 2,021 88 1972 … 1,773 73 1973 … 1,913 69 1974 … 1,649 54 1975 … 1,524 49 1976 … 1,427 46