Wales (Capital City)

Oral Answers to Questions — Atomic Energy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th November 1945.

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Photo of Mr George Thomas Mr George Thomas , Cardiff Central 12:00 am, 8th November 1945

asked the Prime Minister whether he is now in a position to make a statement giving official recognition to Cardiff as the capital city of Wales.

Photo of Mr George Thomas Mr George Thomas , Cardiff Central

Does the Prime Minister not think that the Principality of Wales is due to have recognition of a capital city at this time?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

Yes, Sir, but I am not aware that there is unanimity as to which city should have this honour.

Photo of Mr Percy Morris Mr Percy Morris , Swansea West

In view of the controversy lurking behind the Question, will the Prime Minister give an undertaking that before reaching a conclusion he will be good enough to consider representations from other municipalities, equally with those of Cardiff?