HC Deb 02 March 1949 vol 462 cc344-5

The following Question stood upon the Order Paper in the name of Mr. PRITT:

26. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that Colonel Rhys Davies, who is lecturing in the United States of America and is employed and paid by His Majesty's Government for that purpose, in a lecture delivered in Minnesota about the end of January, misrepresented the circumstances which the election of 1945 was held, attacked the workers in general, and accused the Labour Party of shirking military service during the war in order to prepare for the election; and what steps he will take in relation to the further employment of this individual.

Mr. Rhys Davies

On a point of Order. In view of the fact that some of the statements mentioned in this Question have been attributed to me, may I say that I have never been a Colonel; that I have not been even a private soldiers; and that I have lectured in America, but I have never received a penny piece from His Majesty's Government for doing so?