World Assembly of Youth

Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22 January 1959.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Prentice Mr Reginald Prentice , East Ham North 12:00, 22 January 1959

asked the Minister of Education what youth organisations of the United Kingdom were represented at the meeting of the World Assembly of Youth in New Delhi last year which adopted the Young Workers' Charter.

Photo of Sir Edward Boyle Sir Edward Boyle , Birmingham Handsworth

The British delegation was provided by the British National Committee of the World Assembly of Youth, which represents most of the national youth organisations of the United Kingdom. I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of the members of the delegation.

Photo of Mr Reginald Prentice Mr Reginald Prentice , East Ham North

While thanking the Minister for that reply, may I ask him to give the House an assurance that the Assembly continues to have the Government's support in its aims and in the valuable work which it does in bringing together the representatives of young people of fifty-six nations? Is his Department looking at the part of the Young Workers' Charter on further education, and will he draw the attention of his colleagues to the parts which concern them?

Photo of Sir Edward Boyle Sir Edward Boyle , Birmingham Handsworth

I, too, thought that it was of great interest. I gather that the Young Workers' Charter has been referred to the International Labour Office, but we shall take fully into account that part which concerns us.

Following is the list:

  • Miss A. Bailey, Girl Guides Association (Northern Ireland).
  • Mr. M. Foley, Young Christian Workers.
  • Mr. B. J. Hayhoe, Chairman, British National Committee of World Assembly of Youth.
  • Miss M. Healey, Prestbyterian Fellowship of Youth.
  • Mr. F. Gardiner, Young Christian Workers.
  • Miss H. Laird, Girl Guides Association(Scotland).
  • Mr. C. Longbottom, Young Conservatives.
  • Mr. J. L. Mourton, General Secretary, British National Committee of World Assembly of Youth.
  • Mr. V. Walton, National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs.