HC Deb 26 February 1963 vol 672 c1085
Q8. Mr. Lipton

asked the Prime Minister whether the public speech of the Lord President of the Council in Glasgow on 16th February on the subject of relations between Great Britain and France represents the policy of Her Majesty's Government.

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Lipton

In addition to endorsing the Lord President's abuse of General de Gaulle for bad faith and bad manners, may I ask whether the Prime Minister also agreed with the Lord President when he said that he was tired of seeing his colleagues kicked around by the Opposition? Is the Prime Minister tired, too?

The Prime Minister

I think that my noble Friend must have been referring to the activities of the Labour Party in another place.

Mr. H. Wilson

Will the right hon. Gentleman arrange speedily for Parliamentary reform so that the noble Lord may come here to be kicked around as well?

The Prime Minister

If my noble Friend were to avail himself of any legislation, should such legislation be carried, he would, I think, be a great addition to this House, just as so many of the right hon. Gentleman's friends have been willing to accept my nomination to the other House.