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Overseas Students (Educational Facilities)

Volume 648: debated on Thursday 9 November 1961

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asked the Secretary for Technical Co-operation what discussions he has had with the Minister of Education and the University Grants Committee about the extension of higher educational facilities in Great Britain in order to meet the increasing needs of the new Commonwealth countries for training teachers, doctors, social workers and other categories of key workers.

The Government's education programme already takes account of the needs of students from overseas countries. My Department is naturally concerned to ensure that a reasonable proportion of places in educational institutions in this country go to such students; for this purpose we are in close and continuous touch with other Departments and with the educational institutions concerned in Britain.