HC Deb 24 November 1994 vol 250 cc278-9W
Mr. Radice

To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will make a statement about educational and youth exchange with the Federal Republic of Germany.

Mr. Boswell

Germany is the most popular destination for young people taking part in United Kingdom youth exchange programmes. In 1993–94, over 5,000 young people took part in over 300 United Kingdom German exchanges. The German educational exchange programme is the United Kingdom's second largest. In 1993–94, the Central Bureau for Educational Visits and Exchanges invested some £1.15 million—13.5 per cent. of gross expenditure—in educational activities with Germany.