§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consideration he has given to the potential input of new information technology in maintaining and strengthening links between Commonwealth members, especially in regard to student mobility and educational interchange.
§ Mr. Whitney
The British Council, which is chiefly responsible for promoting and administering official schemes for overseas student support in Commonwealth and other countries, is fully conscious of the advantage of using new information technology to improve and develop educational interchange and arrangements for placing students on appropriate courses. It is currently designing computer systems to this end within available means.