§ 37. Mr. G. M. Thomson
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence if he will instruct the British representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to protest against the statement of Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery in a public speech on 4th November that the next world war may be expected to take place in 10 or15 years.
§ Mr. Thomson
Is the Minister aware that this is a rather belated disclaimer, and can he tell the House whether Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery also disowns the disgracefully flippant phrase he used about the next war being "the next party "?