HC Deb 18 December 1952 vol 509 c1623
47. Mr. Wyatt

asked the Prime Minister whether he will now make his promised statement on the appointment of an Allied Supreme Commander in the Mediterranean.

The Prime Minister

The hon. Member seems to be falling behind the movement of events.

Mr. Wyatt

While we are glad that the Prime Minister has himself at last caught up with these events, can he now say definitely whether or not any American ships at all will be under the command of Lord Mountbatten, and can he try this afternoon to provide information instead of evasion or rudeness?

The Prime Minister

I am not quite sure that I should like to give an answer to that question on the spur of the moment.