HC Deb 10 December 1964 vol 703 c1819
Q9. Brigadier Clarke

asked the Prime Minister why there were 20 corporals, two sergeants and a staff sergeant of the Royal Military Police at Chequers during the week ending 22nd November.

Mr. George Brown

I have been asked to reply.

To keep the hon. and gallant Gentleman, among others, out.

Brigadier Clarke

Is that what the right hon. Gentleman really thinks—my view was that it was done to keep the Labour Left wing away from Chequers—or was it just a bit of "Wiggery-pokery"?

Mr. Brown

Having long been one of those who believe that the world is round, I know that left and right sometimes come up on the wrong side, and one has to look after the whole thing.

Mr. Boston

Will my right hon. Friend consider offering his deepest sympathy to the hon. and gallant Gentleman because of his obvious disappointment at not being given command of the detachment?