HL Deb 19 May 1993 vol 545 c89WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will allocate a separate sum of money to the British Council for Eritrea, on the occasion of the declaration of independence on 24th May.

Baroness Chalker of Wallasey

The Government provide the British Council with an annual grant-in-aid from which it allocates funds to maintain its programme of activities through its network of overseas offices. The British Council already has a presence in Eritrea and it hopes that its operations will shortly be modestly enhanced.