HC Deb 01 February 1949 vol 460 cc1506-7
45. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the national and non-party character of the speeches, he will invite Members of Opposition parties to give recruiting speeches on the B.B.C.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)

Yes, Sir. I have already addressed such an invitation to the right hon. Gentleman the Leader of the Opposition, and I am happy to say that he has accepted on behalf of his party. Further details will be announced when the necessary arrangements with the B.B.C. have been completed.

Mr. Langford-Holt

Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that in home affairs, as in foreign affairs, it is deeds, not words, which are important; and that if the Government are seeking to carry out a policy of national unity, it is deeds on which they will be judged, and that even vermin are proud to be British?

The Prime Minister

I thought there was general satisfaction that the Leader of the Opposition was to speak some words on this matter. The hon. Member seems to be deprecating that.