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Japanese Scholars, United Kingdom

Volume 478: debated on Wednesday 25 October 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why the British Council are inviting nine Japanese scholars to Britain to study for one year and pay

Revenue is shown under Subheads Z.3–7 and totals approximately £1,500,000 after deducting revenue derived from overseas. It is probable that during 1950–51 revenue will be rather higher and expenditure on maintenance and operation slightly lower than in 1949–50.

A table showing actual expenditure and revenue at certain typical aerodromes is, however, available and I attach a copy for information.

Following is the table:

all expenses, including travel; and what the total cost will be.

Five British Council scholarships have been offered to Japanese students the total cost of which is £3,350. The rising generation in Japan has been cut off from contact with Western civilisation for nearly 10 years. There are few ways of re-establishing contact and the British Council scholarships, which will bring a number of young Japanese to this country to learn something of Britain at first hand, are particularly valuable.