HC Deb 18 December 1958 vol 597 c271W
59. Mr. Pitman

asked the Prime Minister whether he has now completed his consideration of the possibility of changing the name of Empire Day to Commonwealth Day; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

Yes. I am glad to be able to tell the House that, with the concurrence of other Commonwealth Governments and of the Empire Day Movement, it is proposed to change the name of Empire Day forthwith to Commonwealth Day. I am sure this change will be widely welcomed as representing the general feeling in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries on this matter.

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