HC Deb 15 January 1991 vol 183 cc492-3W
Mr. Wallace

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether the European Council of Ministers intends to extend the TEMPUS scheme to promote the development of the higher education systems in the countries of central and eastern Europe to countries in addition to Poland and Hungary; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alan Howarth

The European Community has already approved the extension of the TEMPUS programme to the former German Democratic Republic and Czechoslovakia in academic year 1990–91, and in principle to Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria in 1991–92. The Community would consider extensions to other central and eastern European countries if they requested it.