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    World Citizenship Council Conference organised by the United Nations Organisation.

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    Full title reads: "Citizens Of Tomorrow Debate Today's Problems"

    Central Hall, Westminster, London. World Citizenship Council Conference organised by the United Nations Organisation.

    GV Central Hall. GV Elevated meeting Audience applauding. SV audience applauding. CU Sir David Maxwell Fyfe. GV audience. SV James Newton, of Stowe School standing at microphone. He says: 'Do you consider Sir David that the attitude of the Western Nations towards Spain is consistent with the need to form the strongest possible barrier against the Western advance of Communism?'. MV Sir David Maxwell Fyfe answering. He says: 'If General Franco is prepared to modify the Constitution so as to give Spain those freedoms which I have mentioned more than once then we shall again be very glad to welcome Spain into our gathering and to work with her in the ways that have been suggested'. GV Audience. MV Elevated Jennifer Jeremy, Brighton and Hove school asks. 'How can Britain refuse to take the lead in securing European co-operation ever reconcile her practical aims with those of such a power as Russia whose ideals are so completely opposed to hers?'. MV Maxwell Fyfe answers 'I don't think we can wait until we can resolve the cleavage which our questioner has just mentioned. I think, in the meantime, we have got to show that international co-operation can function successfully in dealing with practical problems from a democratic standpoint.' MV Elevated audience. SV Two girls writing. CU David Stacey, Wandsworth School, asking: 'Sir, I am not in any way trying to attack the Western European Unity movements but do you not think that there are perhaps too many organisations working for the same ends and that they should be brought under one special agency in the United Nations?'. Maxwell Fyfe saying: 'That, I think, if I may say so, without disrespect to the other questioners is the best question that we have had, because it is, I think you will agree, a practical/one dealing with something that does worry us all.' . GV Audience applauding.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Orig.Track.K.) Selected Originals exist for this item - see other records.

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    01:14:45:00 / 01:16:54:00

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