Catalogue description Committee on the Establishment of a Commonwealth Youth Trust (Templer Committee): Minutes, Memoranda and Correspondence

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Reference: CAB 144
Title: Committee on the Establishment of a Commonwealth Youth Trust (Templer Committee): Minutes, Memoranda and Correspondence
Description:

This series consists of minutes and memoranda of the Committee on the Establishment of a Commonwealth Youth Trust (Templer Committee); the chairperson and secretary's correspondence; and a copy of the committee's report

Date: 1958-1959
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Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Committee on the Establishment of a Commonwealth Youth Trust, 1959-1959

Physical description: 7 files and volumes
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Immediate source of acquisition:

Cabinet Office , from 1987

Accruals: No future accruals expected
Administrative / biographical background:

The establishment of a Commonwealth Youth Trust was suggested by officials of the Commonwealth Relations Office. A committee chaired by Sir Gerald Templer was appointed in February 1959 to investigate the practicability of the idea. The secretary was J H McEnery from the Cabinet Office. The committee's terms of reference were:

"To produce a report for ministers with advice as to the wisdom and practicability of the proposals for the establishment of a Commonwealth Youth Trust made in a memorandum by departmental officials, together with any recommendations which they might put forward".

The report of the committee was signed on 23 July 1959.

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