HC Deb 10 December 1942 vol 385 cc1697-8
48. Mr. Evelyn Walkden

asked the Prime Minister whether he will give facilities for a discussion on the Motion standing in the name of the hon. Member for Doncaster and others relating to the conduct of Mr. Claud Mullins?

[That this House regrets and views with serious displeasure the remarks of Mr. Claud Mullins at the South Western police court that the word "housekeeper" usually means something immoral, and calls upon the Home Secretary to make it plain that no magistrate should make gratuitously such derogatory observations and to take steps to remove a magistrate who has such an idea of his judicial functions.]

The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Eden)

I understand that my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has received communications from the magistrate and proposes to make a statement in the near future?

Mr. Walkden

Will that statement be made during our next series of Sittings?

Mr. Eden

My right hon. Friend hopes to make it on the next Sitting Day.

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