§ Mr. Malcolm MacPherson
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many universities now teach Russian; and what is being done to encourage and expand Russian studies.
§ Mr. Powell
I am informed that Russian is now taught in ten universities. Proposals for development which universities have put forward for the years 1957–62 include developments in this field; but I am advised that in the universities where Russian is taught the existing facilities are sufficient for more students than use them.