HC Deb 20 January 1959 vol 598 c26
46. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Prime Minister if he will consider asking President Eisenhower for his permission to publish the messages he sent to the British Prime Minister in connection with the Suez campaign.

The Prime Minister

No, Sir.

Mr. Hughes

May I wish the Prime Minister a happy New Year and speedy permanent retirement before it is over? Is he aware that he will be much helped in his memoirs when he comes to retire if he has the liberty to publish the document from President Eisenhower, which showed that President Eisenhower had the common sense to stop the Suez war?

The Prime Minister

I am grateful for the kind good wishes of the hon. Member in the first part of his question. I had a very happy Christmas and he seems to have recovered from the New Year. I must say that it has taken him quite a long time to think of this supplementary question.