HC Deb 30 November 1949 vol 470 c1152
The Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)

With your permission, Mr. Speaker, and the permission of the House, may I offer the congratulations of the House to the right hon. Gentleman the Leader of the Opposition? Although in these days 75 is not a venerable age—people seem to be able to continue for several decades after that—yet 75 does mark a distinct stage in one's life, and I am quite sure that we all rejoice to see the right hon. Gentleman in full health and activity and wish him many more years.

Hon. Members

Hear, hear.

Mr. Churchill

I most humbly express my thanks to the Prime Minister for the kindly gesture he has made, which brings home to me, as one of his war-time colleagues, how far more great are all those sentiments which unite us than are the still quite important matters which are so often the occasion of Debate in this House and outdoors.