Eshkol Asks Cabinet Members to Reduce Trips Abroad

Prime Minister Levi Eshkol today took his campaign for austerity as part of Israel’s new economic policy into the highest echelons of his Government. He requested that the Knesset (Parliament) and his own Cabinet Ministers join the economy drive.

The Premier asked the Speaker of the Knesset, Kadish Luz, to reduce the number of members to be sent as Israel’s delegates to an inter-parliamentary conference to be held at Teheran next month. He also asked every Minister to reduce trips abroad by members of their departments, or even by themselves, unless such travel is absolutely necessary.

The Knesset took a number of 11th hour actions today, prior to adjourning for the rest of the summer. When the house reconvenes, it will meet in its new, handsome Parliament building, on a hill overlooking the Judean valleys.

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