HC Deb 27 March 1950 vol 473 cc30-1
45. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the Fuchs trial and of the evidence given in telegram 270 on page 59 of the Report of the Royal Commission on the Canadian spy trial, he will set up a similar commission in Britain presided over by one of His Majesty's judges.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)

No, Sir.

Sir W. Smithers

When the Prime Minister says he is anti-Communist does he really mean business; and will he, as a first step, apply the same security regulations that are applied to the admission of civil servants to members of his own Cabinet, including the Secretary of State for War?

Mr. Speaker

The hon. Member must not make imputations against the patriotism of other right hon. or hon. Members.

Hon. Members


Mr. Mellish

On a point of Order. Ought the hon. Gentleman not to withdraw that statement after your remarks to him, Mr. Speaker?

Mr. Speaker

I think my rebuke is enough.