HC Deb 15 April 1986 vol 95 cc381-2W
Mr. Tony Banks

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the number of staff employed by (a) the British Council, (b) the Commonwealth Institute and (c) the Crown Agents in 1979 and 1985.

Mr. Eggar

The details are as follows:

1979 1985
British Council 4,332 *4,165
Commonwealth Institute 132 119
Crown Agents 2,153 1,087
* This figure includes 108 staff taken on to administer the FCO scholarhip and awards scheme, and 60 staff transferred to the council as a result of the incorporation of the inter-university council and TETOC (Technical Education and Training).