HC Deb 01 March 1994 vol 238 c630W
Sir David Steel

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what grounds funding has been withdrawn from the British Youth Council.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The decision to phase out funding for the international work of the British Youth Council was taken because BYC's activities are essentially an extension of its domestic identity, and we can no longer justify giving this activity priority for scarce FCO funds.