HC Deb 19 December 1962 vol 669 c184W
Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will set up a National Committee for the United Nations Development Decade to advise the Government on the most effective methods of participation and to mobilise public opinion behind this international effort.

Mr. P. Thomas

Her Majesty's Government are not persuaded of the present need for a committee for this purpose. They already have adequate sources of advice on the subject and believe that the mobilisation of public opinion is better left to private organisations.