HC Deb 03 February 1989 vol 146 c409W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list those international organisations on which his Department is represented and the total cost of those commitments.

Mrs. Rumbold

The activities of the European Community, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Council of Europe each have an education component and this Department provides the United Kingdom representations. In addition, the Department participates appropriately in the scientific activities of these organisations. The Government's contribution to the budgets is provided through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In addition, this Department makes specific contributions to the centre for educational research and innovation of the OECD (£97,143 in 1987–88) to the International Baccalaureate organisation (£16,100 in 1987–88) and to the European university institute (£1,232 million in 1987–88).