Oral Answers to Questions — Information Services (Ministerial Responsibility)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th February 1962.

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Photo of Mr Edward Milne Mr Edward Milne , Blyth 12:00 am, 13th February 1962

Is the Prime Minister aware that in some quarters this is regarded as the opening shot in the next General Election campaign? In the midst of an economic crisis, is it not deplorable that a Minister should be taken from an important Department in order to prop up the fortunes of a tottering Government? Is he also aware that this shows a lamentable lack of faith in the ability of Colman, Prentis and Varley to pull an election out of the bag? Finally, has Mr. Colin Hurry been consulted on this appointment?