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Debate On The Address Fifth Day

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 November 1950

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Order read for resuming Adjourned Debate on Question [31st October]:

"That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, as follows:
Most Gracious Sovereign,
We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament."—[Mr. Kenyon.]

Question again proposed.

Before I call the Amendment, I am afraid I must inform the House that there are about 50 Members who would like to speak today. Without Question time, we managed on the preceding four days, to have 15 backbench speeches a day. If we are to get through 12 back-bench speeches today hon. Members will have to be very short in their speeches. I think we shall be lucky to get through 12.