In reference to THE CATHOLIC HERALD report that the rules of Working Men's Conservative Clubs in Liverpool contain a clause " to preserve the principles of Protestantism," the General Director of the Conservative Party', has issued the following statement: " The Conservative Clubs throughout the country are independent• bodies federated under the Association of Conservative Clubs. The..
Association is not under the jurisdiction of Party Headquarters, but works in close contact therewith.
" The Association of Conservative Clubs is, of course, entirely un denominational, and in the model rules which it recommends to Clubs, there is no question of religious discrimination.
" Lord Clanwilliam, the Chairman of the Association of Conservative
Clubs, is in complete. agreement with my statement as to the Party's attitude on this subject, and he has the matter under consideration."