asked the Lord Privy Seal (1) why the grants for youth exchanges with Eastern Europe and Germany will be higher in 1980–81 than in the present financial year;
(2) why the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council will receive no grant in the financial year 1980–81;
(3) why the grants for youth exchanges with France and Western Europe will be lower in 1980–81 than in the present financial year.
I regret that the figures for youth exchanges given in my reply of 19 November, which covered British Council grants, were incorrect. Information is not available on the amounts given by local authorities or non-governmental sources to exchanges in this area. British Council grants for youth exchanges in the current financial year and estimates for 1980–81 are given below:
|Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council||79,080||Nil|