HC Deb 30 June 1953 vol 517 c194
35. Mr. Benn

asked the Secretary of State for War on whose instructions the cypher, E VII R, at the gates of the Royal Military Police Barracks in Kensington Church Street, London, has been changed to E II R; and what steps he is taking to prevent the further mutilation of War Department property.

Mr. Benn

On a point of order. My Question should now ask why the cypher was changed to E II R, because the day after the Question was handed in it was changed back to E VII R.

Mr. Head

I hope that my reply will answer the amended Question. It is that this was unauthorised local initiative and I have issued orders for the original cypher to be put back.

Colonel Gomme-Duncan

Does my right hon. Friend believe that this indicates the emergence of an English National Party?

Mr. Head

I should not like to embark upon that matter.