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British Council, Cairo (Activities)

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 28 February 1952

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the present position with regard to the activities of the British Council in Cairo.

The British Institute in Cairo was destroyed in the riots of 26th January and the offices of the British Council were extensively damaged. Nevertheless the Council's representative has been able to arrange for some activities to be resumed and he is trying, with the support of Her Majesty's Embassy, to lease new premises.