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World Child Welfare Congress (Local Authority Representatives)

Volume 526: debated on Tuesday 13 April 1954

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asked the Minister of Housing and local Government why he has prevented local authorities who wish to do so from enabling representatives of their children's committees to attend the World Child Welfare Congress to be held in Zagreb in August and September of this year.

The then Minister indicated in 1949 that, as a rule, sanction would not be given to expenditure by local authorities in sending representatives to conferences held abroad. I do not think I should be justified in departing from the rule on this occasion.