• Short Summary

    Dutch Prime Minister, Professor Jan de Quay, the Catholic party leader, and his Cabinet offered their resignation Dec 23 to Queen Juliana of the Netherlands but, at her request, agreed to continue in office as a caretaker Government for the time being.

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    Dutch Prime Minister, Professor Jan de Quay, the Catholic party leader, and his Cabinet offered their resignation Dec 23 to Queen Juliana of the Netherlands but, at her request, agreed to continue in office as a caretaker Government for the time being.

    The Prime Minister and his colleagues in Holland's Coalition Government decided to offer their resignation after defeat in Parliament over their housing policy.

    After a Cabinet meeting at the Hague, the Prime Minister and colleagues drive to Soestdijk Palace, near Hilversum, to submit their resignation to Queen Juliana. Later, the Queen, according to Dutch constitutional procedure called parliamentary leaders to the Palace to seek a way out of the crisis - over Socialist Opposition demands to build 5,000 houses more than the Government's proposal of 80,000 next year. Housing is an important political issue in Holland with the need for new houses rising following the return in recent years of thousands of Dutch people from Indonesia.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA11PJP6SNHASN2SHJVR9TVYSU1
    Media URN:
    VLVA11PJP6SNHASN2SHJVR9TVYSU1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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