HC Deb 02 August 1951 vol 491 c1618
47. Sir Waldron Smithers

asked the Prime Minister if the speech of the Secretary of State for War at Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire on 28th July on the redistribution of personal incomes, represents the policy of His Majesty's Government.

Mr. Ede

I am not sure to which passage the hon. Member is referring, but the speech was primarily a broad description by my right hon. Friend of the ultimate aims of Socialism rather than a statement on immediate issues of Government policy.

Sir W. Smithers

Will the Home Secretary ask the Prime Minister to restrain these speeches by irresponsible demagogues of his Government?

Mr. Ede

No, Sir. I shall make no such representations.

Mr. Jennings

In view of the statement of the Home Secretary and that of the Minister of Defence in America, that he is a better judge of beauty contests than rifles, will he arrange for the Minister of Defence to join the staff of Elizabeth Arden over there?

Mr. Ede

No, Sir. My right hon. Friend is too useful in this country.

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