HC Deb 05 November 1959 vol 612 c1212
The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. R. A. Butler)

I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying Her Majesty that She will be most graciously pleased to confer some signal mark of Her Royal Favour upon the Right Honourable William Shepherd Morrison for his eminent services during the important period in which he has with such distinguished ability and dignity presided in the Chair of this House, and assuring Her Majesty that whatever expense Her Majesty shall think fit to be incurred upon that account this House will make good the same. Six weeks ago we said good-bye in this House to Mr. Speaker Morrison. Today, we have a happy task in connection with Mr. Speaker Morrison's retirement. As I feel that the Address to Her Majesty will meet with the unanimous approval of the House, I will not detain hon. Members with any more introduction.

Mr. Hugh Gaitskell (Leeds, South)

On behalf of the Opposition, I desire to support the Motion which has been moved by the Leader of the House. Like him, I would prefer to reserve my remarks in tribute to Mr. Speaker Morrison to a later occasion which will arise, I understand, in the ordinary course of procedure. I will simply say that I am glad that the Government have brought the Motion forward and that we give it full support.

Mr. J. Grimond (Orkney and Shetland)

On behalf of the Liberal Party, I wish to express our respect and gratitude to Mr. Speaker Morrison and to say that we also support the Motion.

Question put and agreed to.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I beg to move, That this Resolution be recorded as having been agreed to nemine contradicente.

Question, That this Resolution be recorded as having been agreed to nemine contradicente, put and agreed to

To be presented by Privy Councillors or Members of Her Majesty's Household.