HC Deb 13 February 1980 vol 978 c657W
Mr. Christopher Price

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether it is now possible to estimate the number of new technical co-operation awards for the coming year; how they compare with such awards during the current year; and how many will be for six months or longer and tenable at British higher educational establishments.

Mr. Neil Marten

Provision for country programmes for 1980–81 is still subject to revision, but present indications are that new awards will be some 30 per cent. below the comparable figure—estimated at about 4,300—for 1979–80. Their duration and level cannot yet be determined.