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Gifts to the Parliament and Government of Ghana

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th June 1957.

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Photo of Mr Hugh Gaitskell Mr Hugh Gaitskell , Leeds South 12:00 am, 6th June 1957

(by Private Notice) asked the Leader of the House whether he is yet in a position to make a statement about the proposed gifts to the Parliament and Government of Ghana to mark Ghana's attainment of independence.

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

Yes, Sir. Her Majesty's Government have authorised me to propose to you, Sir, that you should, on behalf of this House, offer to the Parliament of Ghana the gift of a Chair for their Speaker, with hearty congratulations on Ghana's attainment of full independence within the Commonwealth, and with best wishes for the happiness and prosperity of her people.

Her Majesty's Government have also decided to offer the gift of a piece of sculpture to the Government of Ghana to mark Ghana's attainment of independence. The precise form of this gift will be decided in discussion with the Ghana Government.

Photo of Mr Hugh Gaitskell Mr Hugh Gaitskell , Leeds South

I should like to say, on behalf of Her Majesty's Opposition, that we warmly support the proposal that you, Mr. Speaker, should offer the Government of Ghana a Chair on behalf of the House of Commons, and we wish to associate ourselves with the congratulations and good wishes to be extended to the people of Ghana on this happy occasion.