HC Deb 11 February 1952 vol 495 c957
The Prime Minister (Mr. Winston Churchill)

at the Bar, acquainted the House that he had a Message from Her Majesty the Queen to this House, signed by Her Majesty's own hand. And he presented the same to the House, and it was read out by Mr. SPEAKER as follows, all the Members of the House being uncovered:

"I know that the House of Commons mourns with me the untimely death of my dear Father. In spite of failing health he upheld to the end the ideal to which he pledged himself, of service to his Peoples and the preservation of Constitutional Government. He has set before me an example of selfless dedication which I am resolved, with God's help, faithfully to follow.