British Council, Quito, Ecuador

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th March 2001.

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Photo of Baroness Hooper Baroness Hooper Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the British Council has announced the closure of its centre in Quito, Ecuador: and if so, what representations they have made to the British Council to continue the work of the language training centre in Quito, the CRADLE project and the British School.

Photo of Baroness Scotland of Asthal Baroness Scotland of Asthal Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The British Council operation in Quito, Ecuador, will close in July 2001. The announcement was made on 13 November 2000. Existing higher education links and teacher exchange programmes will continue to be managed by the Council in the region.

The CRADLE project, which was funded by the Department for International Development until 1996, and the British School are not part of the British Council's operation in Ecuador.

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