HC Deb 21 July 1969 vol 787 cc242-3W
60. Mr. Longden

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress is being made in Her Majesty's Government's consideration of the proposed feasibility study by the Economic and Social Council into the creation of an international corps of volunteers for development which could enable youth to form an effective force for economic and social progress.

Mr. Mulley

Consultations have been held both between the Government Departments concerned and with the British Volunteer Programme. We have considered the useful background paper which the Secretary General of the United Nations has prepared for the Economic and social Council's discussion of the subject at its current session. Her Majesty's Government are in favour of increased use of volunteers in United Nations development projects.