§ 36. Mr. C. Johnson
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will state the terms and conditions subject to which study tours for workers are arranged by the Cultural Division of the Council of Europe.
§ Mr. Heath
In January, 1961, the Committee of Cultural Experts of the Council of Europe decided to limit the choice of workers for workers' study tours abroad to those working in some cultural field. The decision was not unanimous, the British delegate voting with others against the proposal, and the Committee therefore agreed to review the decision at a full Committee meeting next May.
§ Mr. Johnson
In view of the fact that trade unions had been previously invited to submit applicants for consideration on behalf of their workers and in view of the support which there is for this scheme, would the right hon. Gentleman press for a rather wider interpretation of the rules in future?