HC Deb 05 February 1948 vol 446 cc1901-2
46. Mr. William Teeling

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider inviting General MacArthur to visit this country, as did General Eisenhower, in order to express this nation's gratitude for his personal interest in our Forces during their service under him in Japan.

The Prime Minister

His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom are very appreciative of all that General MacArthur has done for our forces in Japan, and we should welcome a visit from this illustrious Allied Commander whenever his duties permit.

Mr. Teeling

Does the Prime Minister realise how much pleasure that will give to all those who took part with General MacArthur in his campaign in the Far East, and all who have watched with great interest what he has done in the recent past to develop the present position in Japan?