HL Deb 09 February 1998 vol 585 c142WA
Lord Pearson of Rannoch

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What programmes the European Union has in force, or in prospect, which may lead (a) schools or (b) other educational establishments in this country to disseminate information about the European Union: how much such programmes are estimated to cost over what period of time; and how they are paid for. [HL447]

The Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment (Baroness Blackstone)

Her Majesty's Government is unaware of any programmes with this objective. However, the European Commission may disseminate information about the EU on its own initiative and has in the past published materials intended for use in schools and other educational institutions. It would be for individual institutions to decide whether to make materials of this sort available to learners. The resources for such activities are drawn from the Commission's administrative appropriations specified annually in the general budget of the European Union.