HC Deb 19 June 1985 vol 81 cc137-8W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the implementation of the objectives agreed at Nicosia in July 1984 by the Commonwealth Education Ministers.

Mr. Brooke

The Commonwealth Secretariat is pursuing the studies and activities agreed in Nicosia on resources for education, youth unemployment and student mobility. The Commonwealth Standing Committee on Student Mobility is expected to issue a further report before Commonwealth Education Ministers meet again in October this year. In this connection, the new scholarship scheme announced on 3 June at columns 9–10 by my right hon. Friend the Minister for Overseas Development will foster student mobility within the Commonwealth, as advocated by Ministers in Nicosia.