HC Deb 20 May 1953 vol 515 cc2087-8
The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Sir David Maxwell Fyfe)

I have to inform the House that Her Majesty has been graciously pleased to signify Her desire that at Her Majesty's Coronation in Westminster on Tuesday, 2nd June next, the House should be represented by Mr. Speaker. This intimation of Her Majesty's Pleasure means that, according to precedent, the House will dispense with going to the Abbey in its corporate capacity, and Mr. Speaker will proceed to the Abbey in State, accompanied by the Serjeant at Arms with the Mace. I therefore beg to move, That this House, in accordance with Her Majesty's gracious intimation, doth authorise Mr. Speaker as representing this House, to attend Her Majesty's Coronation on Tuesday, Second Day of June next.

Mr. H. Morrison

The intimation from Her Majesty will have been received by both sides of the House with great pleasure and appreciation, and I am sure all of us, irrespective of party, will be most happy, Mr. Speaker, that on this great occasion you will represent the House in its corporate capacity. We are very glad about it.

Question put, and agreed to.