§ Mr. Haselhurst
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made over the independent inquiry which was commissioned to study the possible rationalisation of youth exchanges.
§ Mr. Onslow
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department of Education and Science jointly commissioned Mr. G. F. Cockerill CB to undertake an independent inquiry into the scope for possible rationalisation of youth exchanges. Mr. Cockerill's report is now available in the Library of the House.
Before any decisions are taken on Mr. Cockerill's recommendations, there will be a period set aside for consideration of the Report. All interested individuals and organisations are invited to send their observations before 30 June 1983, either to the cultural relations department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, or to the international relations division of the Department of Education and Science.