HC Deb 02 February 1970 vol 795 cc29-30
42. Mr. Peter Archer

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what basis he proposes to select the United Kingdom delegates to the World Youth Assembly to be held in August 1970.

Mr. Foley

No invitation has yet been received from the United Nations Secretary General to select delegates to the projected World Youth Assembly. When it is received, there will be full consultation with major youth interests in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Archer

Before it is received, may I ask the Minister to direct his mind to the way in which he will select delegates, or does he appreciate the danger that a great opportunity will be frittered away by simply gathering together a mini-establishment?

Mr. Foley

Yes, Sir. I take the point.