Business of the House.

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 22nd October 1935.

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Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I do not think the right hon. Gentleman is quite fair to me in saying that I made an announcement to my constituents. The reason I made that announcement publicly that afternoon was that I felt that, having come to a decision as to the date, I ought to let the country know immediately, and I think the country has a very shrewd idea from its Press of the exact date.