Youth Committee for Wales and Monmouthshire.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 25th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ronw Hughes Mr Ronw Hughes , Carmarthen

asked the President of the Board of Education why, in relation to the setting-up of the Youth Advisory Council, he has failed to have regard to the policy of the Government to secure adequate representation for Wales?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

Far from failing to secure adequate representation from Wales, the hon. Member will be glad to hear that I am assisted in the discharge of my responsibilities by a special Youth Committee for Wales and Monmouthshire, under the chairmanship of the hon. Member for Llanelly (Mr. J. Griffiths).

Photo of Mr Ronw Hughes Mr Ronw Hughes , Carmarthen

Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that it is rather unfortunate, in view of the importance of these youth committees, and in view of the importance of Wales, that he did not find a moment to mention this Committee in the course of his survey of his Department the other day?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

I am very glad to repair the omission now. I thought that the work of this Committee and of its chairman was so well known that no reference to it was necessary. As the hon. Member knows, I am desirous of doing my best for Wales.