§ 2.27 p.m.
§ THE LORD PRIVY SEAL (THE EARL OF LONGFORD)
My Lords, I have a Message from the Queen, signed with her own hand. The Message is as follows:
"Her Majesty, by Proclamation dated 22nd June, 1966, having declared that the stoppage of work among merchant seamen did, in her opinion, constitute a State of Emergency within the meaning of the Emergency Powers Act 1920, as amended by the Emergency Powers Act 1964, and it having appeared to Her Majesty that the State of Emergency has now ceased to exist, Her Majesty has deemed it proper by Proclamation dated 5th July, 1966, to proclaim that the said Proclamation of 22nd June, 1966, is revoked."
1058 My Lords, I shall move an humble Address of thanks to Her Majesty for Her gracious Message at the beginning of Business to-morrow, Thursday.