HC Deb 28 November 1951 vol 494 cc1512-3
48. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Prime Minister if he will make a broadcast appeal for recruits for the Home Guard.

The Prime Minister

His Majesty's Government are naturally considering the best means for obtaining recruits for the Home Guard. But I have no statement to make on the subject today.

Mr. Hughes

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Minister of Defence was absent from the first Home Guard parade last night? Is he now on open arrest awaiting court-martial?

The Prime Minister

I was pursuing my studies into the Welsh language.

Captain Richard Pilkington

In view of the events last night, can we hope to have more effective co-operation from hon. Members opposite towards the establishment of the Home Guard?