HC Deb 29 October 1947 vol 443 c877


Order read for resuming Adjourned Debate on Amendment [28th October] to Question [21st 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. Blyton.]

Which Amendment was, at the end of the Question, to add: But humbly regret that the Gracious Speech, while clearly revealing the intention of our Majesty's Government to continue their partisan policies, gives no assurance of the national leadership, the administrative competence, or the measures necessary to meet the economic crisis and so give relief to Your people from their ever increasing hardships."—[Mr. Churchill.]

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