HC Deb 21 November 1946 vol 430 c1034

[Eighth Day]

Order read for resuming Adjourned Debate on Amendment [20th November] to Question [12th November,] That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, as followeth: 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. Henry Usborne."]

Which Amendment was, at the end of the Question, to add: but humbly submit to Your Majesty that, while your Ministers declare the urgent necessity of increased production, there are no practical proposals in the Gracious Speech calculated to unite Your Majesty's subjects in a free national effort to this end; but, on the contrary, your Ministers, at this time, propose further measures of nationalisation which must confuse and retard the recovery of the nation."—[Mr. Harold Mactnillan]

Question again proposed, "That those words be there added."

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