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Questions recently asked in Parliament on the subject of the position of Local Authorities under the new Local Govern- ment Act, in regard to the provision of Birth Control infor- mation, have aroused a good deal of interest among those concerned with Public Health work all over the country. To provide an opportunity for discussing the: question par ticidarly from this practical aspect, a Conference is being organized by a Committee which represents a number of different associations, to take place on Friday, April 4th, at the Central Hall, Westminster, in which many eminent speakers will take part. The resolution which it is proposed to put to the Conference runs as follows :— "That this Conference calls upon the Minister of Health and Public Health Authorities to recognize the desirability of making available medical information on methods of Birth Control to married people who need it on medical grounds, or who ask for it."

For further information or tickets (price is.) application should be made to the Secretary, Committee for Birth Control Conference, 9, Parliament Mansions, Westminster, S.W. 1.— EvA M. HUBBACK, Chairman of Joint Committee.


In reply to your correspondent Mr. H. Dale, if he would be good enough to forward me any specific information as to the contravening of the " Seats for Shop Assistants Act," and give names and addresses of traders so offending, I shall be pleased to take the matter up with the local authorities res- ponsible for its administration. We, of course, treat every letter with confidence, and in reporting a case to the local authorities do not divulge the name and address of our informant—A. LARKING, Secretary Early Closing Association) 34-40 Ludgate Hill, EX. 4.


A Summer Camp at Oberammergau has been arranged by the International Fellowship of Reconciliation, from May 31st to October 1st. The cost for a three days' stay is 23s. ; for four days, 81s. ; less in June and late September. A third-class return ticket from London to Oberammergau, aid Ostend and Munich, is £6 8s. 9d.—vid Tilbury and Dun- kerque somewhat cheaper, but a less direct route. Tickets for -the Play vary from 5s. to 20s. Applications should be made at once to the Secretary, International Fellowship of Reconciliation, 2-26 Doblergasse, Vienna VII, Austria. Pre- liminary enquiries can be addressed if preferred to Miss L. Stevenson, Cooldara, Gerrard's Cross, Bucks. After May 25 all correspondence to • Fellowship Lager, . Schiitzenhaus, Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany.


Professor J. Arthur Thomson, M.A.; LL.D., intends to resign the Chair of Natural History (Zoology) in the University of Aberdeen, as from September 80th, 1980. The appointment to the Chair is made by the Crown on the recommendation of His Majesty's Secretary of Slate for Scotland. It is under- stood that the conditions on which the Chair is held may be obtained from the Secretary of the University.