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Defence

Oral Answers to Questions — Welsh Affairs – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th November 1957.

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Photo of Mr Emrys Hughes Mr Emrys Hughes , South Ayrshire 12:00 am, 19th November 1957

asked the Prime Minister what proposals he has for delivering a broadcast speech on the defence of Britain similar to that made by President Eisenhower in his broadcast on 7th November.

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Bromley

Many people, including the hon. Gentleman, make proposals to me not only on what I should talk about but also what I should say.

Photo of Mr Emrys Hughes Mr Emrys Hughes , South Ayrshire

Is the Prime Minister aware that President Eisenhower undertook the broadcast in order to restore confidence in his Government? Does not the Prime Minister think he should do the same for the Government here; or does he think that if he broadcasts till Christmas it will not have that effect?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Bromley

We have rather regular rules about political broadcasts in this country, to which I propose to adhere.