I am sorry to say that there is truth in that report, but the only information I have received has come by telephone, and it is not possible for us to know to what extent our representatives there have ascertained the exact facts. But I think the House will be relieved to learn what we know on the subject. M. Clemenceau was attacked by two men. I understand that six shots were fired, of which one took effect in the shoulder. His action afterwards, to anyone who knows him, would appear to be a characteristic example of the strength of will over the infirmities of the body. M. Clemenceau walked to his own house, and declined to go to bed until the doctor arrived and ordered him there. He then expressed the opinion that he will be up in a day or two.
Does not my right hon. Friend think it might be fitting in the circumstances to move a Resolution of sympathy and indignation in regard to this outrage on our Ally?
I will consider that. I would say right off that I think it ought to be done either by the Government or by the House. I am not quite sure, however, whether it is desirable to have a Resolution of the House.