HC Deb 12 March 1958 vol 584 cc402-3

The following Question stood upon the Order Paper:

12. Mr. MAUDE

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to certain recruiting advertisements referring to Her Majesty's land Forces as "The New Model Army" whether he is satisfied that this title is appropriate in view of the facts that the original Force of this name was largely recruited by the press gang, fought against and executed its Sovereign, forcibly interferred with the privileges of Parliament, and established a military dictatorship in England; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. C. Hughes

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I refer you to Question No. 12 and ask if it is in order for an hon. Member to put down a Question which is a travesty of historical facts?

Mr. Speaker

The hon. Member for Ealing, South (Mr. Maude) has not asked the Question. Dame Irene Ward.