§ The Prime Minister (Mr. Winston Churchill)
I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member on 21st October.
§ Mr. Lewis
Yes, but is not the Prime Minister aware that that reply, like the 762 former one, is a complete evasion? Is he not aware of the fact that he and his party gained many thousands of votes at the last election by making this promise? Is he not further aware of the fact that the people of this country believe that it would have been better for him to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all? Can he say what made him change his mind within a few weeks of taking office?