HL Deb 01 July 1952 vol 177 cc587-8

6.11 p.m.

LORD CROOK had given notice that he would call attention to the prospective results of the cut in the Treasury grant to the National Institute of House-workers as the result of which there will be curtailment of effective assistance to the Home Help services organised by local authorities and the reduction in the number of training centres to one only: to urge upon Her Majesty's Government reconsideration of the proposed reduction in grant; and to move for Papers.

The noble Lord said: My Lords, the Motion to which I desire to draw your Lordships' attention is one on which some seven other noble Lords had proposed to speak and, therefore, would have occupied the time of the House so considerably on this hot night, when already we have had two hours devoted to Korea, that I do not desire to move this Motion to-night. I will move it some other day.