HC Deb 28 June 1950 vol 476 cc2255-6
Sir Waldron Smithers

On 8th May I had the honour to present a Petition to this House signed by about 18,000 loyal subjects of His Majesty the King. At the time I said that more signatures were coming in. Since then about 2,500 more signatures have come in. I need not read the Petition over again, except to say, as I said before, for the words are included in the Petition: .. in view of their past records the continuance in office of the Secretary of State for War and the Minister of Defence who have in the past expressed their sympathy with Communist aims, is conducive to the increase of Communist and Fascist infiltration and activities in Britain and the consequent deterioration of Britain's credit and prestige upon which the recovery of Britain depends. Wherefore your Petitioners pray that this honourable House do present an Humble Address to His Majesty praying him to remove these Ministers from His Majesty's presence and Councils for ever. I beg to present these additional signatures to the Petition.

Mr. Kirkwood

There are not many cheers for that.

Petition to lie upon the Table.