§ 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).