Trainees

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Technical Co-Operation – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th July 1964.

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Photo of Mr Robert Carr Mr Robert Carr , Mitcham 12:00 am, 30th July 1964

I am responsible directly for only about 1,600 of the 50,000 trainees from developing countries in Britain. The British Council is responsible for assisting them to find suitable accommodation and each receives a maintenance allowance adequate to cover reasonable accommodation charges. The Government have initiated a programme, administered by the British Council, for increasing the accommodation available to overseas students and I do not think it is necessary for me to take separate measures for those students sponsored by my Department.