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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 12. July 3, 1952



Sir,—As one who has reported de bates in the past. I realise full well the difficulties of producing a tolerably balanced and accurate account of what each apeaxer has said, as well as providing interesting reading.

However, in the case of your report of the debate on Birth Control and Asia, I must protest against the remark attributed to me. Debating from the negative. I endeavoured to show that birth control was neither a simple nor an immediate solution, that population-growth in proportion to total population was relatively small in Asia, and that institutional (and particularly land tenure) reform was of prime importance.

I then said that Miss Munro's argument implied sending shiploads of contraceptives to Asia, which. I argued, was not a palliative, let alone a solution to Asia's problems.

I regret, sir, to have taken so much of your space, but the Asian problem is an 'extremely important one, on which I do not care to have myself fundamentally misquoted.—

Yours. etc.

Doug Foy.