HC Deb 24 July 1958 vol 592 cc673-4
45. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Prime Minister to what extent the speech of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs at Doonfoot, South Ayrshire, on Saturday, 12th July, on relations with Russia, represents the policy of Her Majesty's Government.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Harold Macmillan)

I fully endorse the remarks made by my right hon. and learned Friend in his speech.

Mr. Hughes

Is the Prime Minister aware that we are all conscious of the heavy burden that he is carrying and wish him success if he goes to New York, especially in view of the criticism of the American Press? Will he, however, promise not to blush too much if he gets an affectionate letter from Mr. Khrushchev with a special Burns stamp which Russia has just issued?

The Prime Minister

I sometimes try to foresee the character of probable supplementary questions by the hon. Member, but he has beaten me this time.

Mr. Speaker

Mr. Emrys Hughes—Question No. 46.

Sir T. Moore

On a point of order. As one who heard this admirable speech, may I have the privilege of asking a supplementary question?

Mr. Speaker

The Question refers to a place called Doonfoot, in South Ayrshire, which I thought was probably in the constituency of the hon. Member who asked the Question.

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