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Part of Orders of the Day — King's Speech – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th October 1947.

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Photo of Mrs Lucy Middleton Mrs Lucy Middleton , Plymouth, Sutton 12:00 am, 29th October 1947

I think it is beneath contempt for an hon. Member of this House to speak in that way of our older womenfolk today, oblivious of the very great services they are rendering to this nation. Has the hon. and gallant Member forgotten the services rendered by the older women of this country during the war, the services they rendered in the factories, in Civil Defence, in voluntary associations and in the home?