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The government policy statement of the new Drees cabinet

Week number 51-12

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.


On January 27 the Drees cabinet handed in their portfolio's. By the agency of Prof. C.P.M. Romme, who was assigned to investigate on behalf of the crown whether a proposed cabinet formation would succeed, a new cabinet has been formed once again led by Dr. W. Drees. In the Ridderzaal (Knight's Hall) the House of Representatives gathers to listen to the government policy statement of the new cabinet. SHOTS: - Int. Ridderzaal: the representatives are seated in their respective seats; the cabinet has taken place behind the government table; - shots of the govenment policy statement as pronounced by Drees; - several shots of ministers and representative: 00:07 C.P.M. Romme; 00:14 F.J.TH. Rutten (left); C. Staf (right); 00:17 from left to right H.H. Wemmers; Dr. A.H.M. Albregts; A.M. Joekes; 00:21 D.U. Stikker (left); H. Mulderije (right); 00:23 Dr. J.R.M. van den Brink (left); P. Lieftinck (middle); F.G.C.J.M. Teulings (right); 00:27 K. Vorrink; 00:29 Dr. J. Schouten (left); P.S. Gerbrandy (right); 00:32 Lady C.W.I. Wttewaall van Stoetwegen (links); H.W. Tilanus (right); 00:35 Vonk; 00:37 J. Hoogcarspel; 00:40 chairman House of Representatives, Dr. L.G. Kortenhorst.

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
17 March 1951


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Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision