§ 44. Mr. Brockway
asked the Secretary of State for War on whose authority orders were issued for a local exercise in Malta by the Fortress Squadron of the Royal Engineers describing the enemy as "Melita under the command of the notorious leader Mintoffovich," in view of the fact that Melita is the Phoenician name for Malta and the name of the Prime Minister is Mr. Mintoff.
§ Mr. Brockway
Would the right hon. Gentleman take this opportunity of expressing also, on behalf of this House—[HON. MEMBERS: "No."] Why not? Would he at least indicate that on this side of the House we very much resent an insult made to the people of Malta and to its Prime Minister?