HC Deb 27 July 1967 vol 751 c963
30. Sir R. Russell

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will take steps to encourage more volunteers, particularly students and other young people, to help overcome poverty by taking over community work in the welfare and education services.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

My right hon. Friend hopes soon to make an announcement about the Government's plan for developing voluntary service by young people.

Sir R. Russell

When is that announcement likely to be made?

Mr. Roberts

I think, shortly. We are at present engaged in discussions with various organisations about the best possible scheme. These are proceeding expeditiously and encouragingly.

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