§ 12. Mr. Maude
asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to certain recruiting advertisements referring to Her Majesty's land forces as "The New Model Army"; whether he is satisfied that this title is appropriate in view of the facts that the original force of this name was largely recruited by the press gang, fought against and executed its sovereign, forcibly interfered with the privileges of Parliament, and established a military dictatorship in England; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Soames
The phrase has been used only in advertisements for the Women's Royal Army Corps. I hope this reassures my hon. Friend that there is no ghastly plot afoot.