§ Mr. Speaker
Now, I have a short statement to make. I propose, subject of 697 course to the approval of me House, not to be present on this day week at the early part of the Sitting. The House will remember that last August the Supreme Allied Commander, General Eisenhower, as a compliment to the House, invited the Speaker to visit him in Normandy. As he is now coming to the Mansion House to receive the Freedom of the City of London, I thought as a compliment by this House to General Eisenhower—the last compliment that this war-time Parliament can pay him—I, as Speaker, should be present in person.