§ 41. Mr. Peyton
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will issue an instruction to his Department that the word "civilianisation" be not used.
§ Mr. John Hare
If my hon. Friend or anybody else can suggest a shorter, more elegant single word to replace this ugly but time-saving term. I will gladly consider it.
§ Mr. Peyton
Surely, that will not do? May I ask my right hon. Friend when it was that he conceived this sudden respect for the single word, and does he not think that it would be altogether more fitting if he lent his support to a campaign for the dejargonisation of the language?
§ Mr. Shinwell
When was the term "civilianisation" added to the vocabulary at the War Office? Was it in use in my time?
§ Major Legge-Bourke
Would my right hon. Friend bear in mind that it might be possible to use the word "civilising"?