HC Deb 03 November 1948 vol 457 c862


Order read for resuming Adjourned Debate on Amendment [2nd November] to Question [26th 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. Bowden.] Which Amendment was, at the end, to add: But humbly regret that, notwithstanding the grave international situation and the continuing gap in our overseas trade, Your Majesty's Government should obstinately persist in a policy of nationalisation which has already imposed heavy burdens on consumers and taxpayers alike and is impeding the enterprise and initiative which is essential to our recovery."—[Mr. R. S. Hudson.]

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