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Lord President Of The Council

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1952

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45.

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the decision to reduce the food subsidies, he will ask the Lord President of the Council to resign.

In view of the almost monosyllabic reply, may I ask the Prime Minister whether he is aware that by concealing and rejecting the very noble and very proper effort made by the Lord President to resign, he is flouting, if not tarnishing, the accepted decencies of British life?

I think the hon. and gallant Gentleman would be well advised to spare his breath to cool his own broth.

In view of the publication last autumn of a document called "Britain Strong and Free," will not the Prime Minister himself resign?

I think that question is also covered by my answer to the first supplementary question.

In view of that very unsatisfactory answer, I beg to give notice that I shall raise the matter at an early date, and I hope that the Prime Minister will be here to deal with it.