HC Deb 27 February 1958 vol 583 cc548-9
Mr. Gaitskell

Before I put the business Question, Mr. Speaker, may I ask whether, if the House so desires, it would be possible for a message to be sent on behalf of all of us to the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Woodford (Sir W. Churchill), whose recovery I am sure we all welcome, expressing our satisfaction at this fact and conveying our warm personal greetings?

The Prime Minister (Mr. Harold Macmillan)

I feel sure that all hon. Members on this side of the House, indeed the whole House, will be grateful for the gracious thought that has come into the mind of the Leader of the Opposition. Naturally, I sent on behalf of myself and my right hon. and hon. Friends a message to my right hon. Friend at an earlier stage and I was happy to get from him a very robust reply. I think it will give him a very great deal of pleasure to know that the whole House joins in good wishes to him—the greatest of our House of Commons men, and one who loves the House. I am sure that it will give him great satisfaction to know the affection we all have for him.

Hon. Members

Hear, hear.