Orders of the Day — Civil List Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th July 1952.

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Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich 12:00 am, 15th July 1952

I did not say that I objected to her marrying a foreigner. I said that I hoped she would marry an Englishman and that there are lots of eligible bachelors here, as there are. I dealt with the fallacious argument that there were plenty of rich people left here, and said that we ought to make it possible for her to marry a poor Englishman and not go abroad just because there are lots of rich foreigners.