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Information Services

Volume 656: debated on Monday 19 March 1962

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asked the Lord Privy Seal by how much it is proposed to cut the Foreign Office information services in 1962–63; and if he will give details.

Cuts amounting to £220,000 will fall as follows:

United States of America122,000
Middle East23,000
Africa—other than South Africa13,500
South-East Asia and Far East10,500
Latin America4,000
Against this, there will be new or increased provision in the Foreign Office 1962–63 estimates for improved facilities for broadcasting, British participation in the Seattle World Fair, information work in South Africa, and our risen costs are being covered.