§ 45. Major Markham
asked the Prime Minister whether he will designate a Minister who will be responsible to the House for all questions relating to Coronation festivities on which the Government is competent to give advice.
§ The Prime Minister (Mr. Winston Churchill)
No, Sir. Questions about the arrangements for the Coronation may fall within the competence of a number of Departments. The Ministers presiding over those Departments will answer those which relate to matters for which they are responsible. I will myself endeavour to answer Questions which do not fall within the special province of a Department of State.
§ Major Markham
Who will be responsible for dealing with entirely objectionable Coronation advertisements, such as the following:Coronation fancy dresses.Ladies' undies, ornamented with the Union Jack at the rear …"?
§ The Prime Minister
If my hon. and gallant Friend puts a question on the Paper, I will consider it.
§ Mr. Callaghan
Does the Prime Minister's refusal to appoint a co-ordinating Minister mark the first stage in the abandonment of the Overlords?