HC Deb 28 January 1958 vol 581 cc203-4
46. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Prime Minister whether the speech made by the Secretary of State for the Home Department at London Airport on Tuesday, 7th January, represents the policy of Her Majesty's Government.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I have been asked to reply.

I did not make any speech.

Mr. Thomson

Is the acting Prime Minister aware that I was referring to the remark he was reported to make on the day of the departure of the Prime Minister, that he had been left to hold the baby? Could the right hon. Gentleman give the House a progress report on the baby? Is it pining for the parent who deserted it or does it prefer the Lord Privy Seal as a foster-parent?

Mr. Butler

The only baby I know about is the one called after me, who is the son of a Hungarian couple to whom I gave asylum, and whom I am very proud to have called after my name.