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British Council

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Lord Privy what is the budget for the British Council English language book scheme in 1980–81; and how this compares with 1978–79 and 1979–80 in real purchasing power terms.

The allocation of funds for 1980–81 is still under consideration. Expenditure in 1978–79 was £1·54 million and in 1979–80 is expected to be about £1·6 million—in cash terms.

1976 Legal services (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)

1976 Legal services (Scotland)

1978 Criminal procedure

asked the Minister for the Civil Service in each case since 1964, what was the period of time that elapsed from the date of appointment of each of the Royal Commissions to the date upon which their findings were laid upon the Table of the House.

The period of time elapsing between the date of the Royal Warrant and the tabling of the Command Paper embodying the report for each of the Royal Commissions appointed since 1964, is shown below:took part in the British Council's younger scientists exchange scheme in 1978 and 1979; and what is the estimate for 1980.

Numbers are as follows:

Financial year 1977–7919
Financial year 1978–7920
Financial year 1979–8016
No visits have been arranged for 1980–81.