HC Deb 30 May 1962 vol 660 c123W
21. Mr. Hannan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has drawn to the attention of local and education authorities the work of the United Nations Children's Fund and the fact that Wednesday 6th June is World Children's Day; how many of these bodies are participating in that event; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Maclay

Arrangements for schools to take part are made by a voluntary committee, who have given education authorities and teachers' organisations full information. I understand they provided some thousands of copies of their circular for Scottish schools. Information is not available as to the number taking part in Scotland; but I was glad to join with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Education in a message commending the day which the committee will send to all interested schools in Great Britain and I hope that Scottish schools will play a full part.

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