HC Deb 07 July 1961 vol 643 cc155-6W
Commander Sir J. Maitland

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is yet able to announce the full membership of the United Kingdom National Committee for the Freedom from Hunger Campaign.

Mr. Soames

Yes. The National Committee has been set up and held its first meeting on 1st June. My right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, has already announced that the Duke of Edinburgh has accepted an invitation to be Patron of the National Committee, and that he, the right hon. Gentleman, the Leader of the Opposition, and the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr. Grimond) have agreed to be Vice-Patrons. The following have also accepted invitations to help and support the campaign.


  • The Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • The Moderator of the Church of Scotland.
  • The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster.
  • The Moderator of the Free Church Federal Council.
  • The Chief Rabbi.


  • The Rt. Hon. Earl De La Warr, G.B.E., J.P., D.L.

Deputy Chairman:

  • Sir Arthur Rucker, K.C.M.G., C.B., C.B.E.


  • The Rt. Hon. Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., M.C., Q.C.
  • J. R. Colville, Esq., C.B., C.V.O.


  • Lord Fleck, K.B.E.
  • Edmund L. de Rothschild, Esq., T.D.
  • J. Cooper, Esq., J.P.


  • Viscount Astor.
  • Professor P. M. S. Blackett.
  • Mrs. Neville Blond.
  • The Rt. Hon. Viscount Boyd of Merton, C.H., D.L.
  • Sir Herbert Broadley, K.B.E.
  • Ritchie Calder, Esq., C.B.E.
  • Lt.-Col. H. J. Cator, M.C., D.L., J.P.
  • Christopher Chataway, Esq., M.P.
  • Lord Cohen of Birkenhead, J.P.
  • The Countess of Dalkeith.
  • William Deedes, Esq., M.C., M.P.
  • Lady Dyer, J.P.
  • Leslie Farrer-Brown, Esq., C.B.E. J.P.
  • Arthur Gaitskell, Esq., C.M.G.
  • Sir Hector Hetherington, K.B.E., D.L.
  • Earl of Inchcape.
  • Marquess of Lothian.
  • Major-General L. O. Lyne, C.B., D.S.O.
  • The Rt. Hon. H. A. Marquand, M.P.
  • Reverend Canon T. R. Milford.
  • Lord Netherthorpe.
  • Francis Noel-Baker, Esq., M.P.
  • Reverend Edward Rogers.
  • Harold Samuel, Esq.
  • Sir William Slater, K.B.E.