Skip to main content

Private Business

Volume 476: debated on Wednesday 28 June 1950

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

Dover Harbour Money

Resolution reported:

"That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to authorise the Dover Harbour Board to construct new works and for other purposes, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of such sums as may be necessary to enable the Admiralty and the Minister of Transport to reimburse to the Dover Harbour Board all or part of the expenses reasonably incurred by the said Board in the exercise by the said Board of powers in relation to certain vessels sunk stranded or abandoned in Dover Harbour."

Resolution agreed to.

Aberdeen Harbour Order Confirmation Bill

Read the Third time, and passed.

Darlington Corporation Trolley Vehicles (Additional Routes) Provisional Order Bill

Read a Second time, and committed.

Petition (Ministers)

On 8th May I had the honour to present a Petition to this House signed by about 18,000 loyal subjects of His Majesty the King. At the time I said that more signatures were coming in. Since then about 2,500 more signatures have come in. I need not read the Petition over again, except to say, as I said before, for the words are included in the Petition:

".. in view of their past records the continuance in office of the Secretary of State for War and the Minister of Defence who have in the past expressed their sympathy with Communist aims, is conducive to the increase of Communist and Fascist infiltration and activities in Britain and the consequent deterioration of Britain's credit and prestige upon which the recovery of Britain depends.
Wherefore your Petitioners pray that this honourable House do present an Humble Address to His Majesty praying him to remove these Ministers from His Majesty's presence and Councils for ever."
I beg to present these additional signatures to the Petition.