Teachers (Interchange)

Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th March 1948.

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Photo of Mr Kenneth Lindsay Mr Kenneth Lindsay , Combined English Universities 12:00 am, 25th March 1948

asked the Minister of Education what steps he is taking to promote the interchange of teachers between countries who have signed the Treaty of Brussels.

Photo of Mr David Hardman Mr David Hardman , Darlington

My right hon. Friend is anxious to encourage the interchange of teachers between this country and any other country with which such arrangements are practicable. It will be one of the objects of the recently established Central Bureau for Educational Visits and Exchanges to review and supplement, where possible, the work of existing agencies in this respect.

Photo of Mr Kenneth Lindsay Mr Kenneth Lindsay , Combined English Universities

Will my hon. Friend take note that Article 3 of this Treaty lays very special emphasis on co-operating in this sphere between the countries concerned, and will he also take more active steps, now that the Treaty has been signed, to see that Western Union is based on something positive and not just on the hostilities of Eastern Europe?

Photo of Mr David Hardman Mr David Hardman , Darlington

We have already taken positive steps. The Central Bureau for Educational Visits and Exchanges has been set up by my right hon. Friend, and will no doubt supplement all previous activities.