§ 4.5 p.m.
THE LORD CHANCELLOR (LORD SIMONDS)
My Lords, I have to report to your Lordships that, in accordance with the Order of the House of Tuesday last, the noble Marquess, Lord Salisbury, the noble and learned Earl, Lord Jowitt, the noble Viscount, Lord Samuel, and myself, waited upon Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace yesterday morning and presented to Her Majesty your Lordships' humble Address. Her Majesty was graciously pleased to reply as follows:
"I thank you sincerely for your Address and for your loyal and affectionate greetings on My return from My tour in the course of which I and My Husband have visited many parts of the Commonwealth, including several of My Colonies and countries under My protection.
"It has been a great joy to Me during the past six months to be able to meet so many of My Peoples and I and My Husband will always remember the lively and inspiring welcome which we have everywhere received.
"I have been greatly moved by the warmth with which My Husband and I and our children have been welcomed on our return."