HC Deb 11 November 1952 vol 507 cc762-3
47. Mr. Callaghan

asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that the official history of sea operations during 1939–45 has not yet been published; and if he will hurry it up.

The Prime Minister

The first of the three volumes of this history will shortly be sent to press and will be published next year. I cannot yet say when the other two volumes will appear.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

Is the Prime Minister aware that if he would like to complete the other two volumes himself hon. Members on this side of the House would be only too willing to give him the necessary leave of absence?

The Prime Minister

I am not complimented by the fact.