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British Council: Staff

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 25839, tabled on 1 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of reductions in staffing levels at the British Council on the UK’s reputation overseas in respect of (a) delivering education and training and (b) securing trade deals following the UK's departure from the EU.

Answered on

6 July 2021

The UK Government remains committed to the British Council. As the Integrated Review made clear, the Council is one of the vital instruments of our influence overseas. It will continue to operate in over 100 countries promoting the English language, UK arts and culture and education, and continue to promote Global Britain. Questions about staffing levels are operational matters for the British Council.

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