• Short Summary

    ABOUT 20 PEOPLE QUEUED IN DRIZZLING RAIN OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT OVERNIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN LIVING MEMORY TO ATTEND TODAY'S (MONDAY'S) DEBATE ON THE PROFUMO AFFAIR.

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    ABOUT 20 PEOPLE QUEUED IN DRIZZLING RAIN OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT OVERNIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN LIVING MEMORY TO ATTEND TODAY'S (MONDAY'S) DEBATE ON THE PROFUMO AFFAIR.

    FIRST IN THE QUEUE OF 73 PEOPLE WHO HAD GATHERED BY EARLY MORNING WAS A 24-YEAR-OLD WOMAN SCHOOL TEACHER WHO HAD BEEN WAITING SINCE FRIDAY NIGHT. MANY HAD ONLY SLIM CHANCES OF GETTING INTO THE 150-SEAT PUBLIC GALLERY BECAUSE FRIENDS OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT - SEEN ARRIVING HERE - HAVE PRIORITY.

    EXTRA EDITIONS OF NEWSPAPERS, RADIO AND TELEVISION NEWS PROGRAMMES WERE PLANNED, TO CARRY THE PROCEEDINGS FROM PARLIAMENT.

    IN THE CENTRE OF THE BROUHAHA IS MR. MACMILLAN. HE IS 69 AND BECAME PRIME MINISTER IN JANUARY 1957 AFTER THE SUEZ CRISIS. OPPOSITE HIM IS MR. WILSON, SUCCESSOR OF MR. GAITSKELL, THE LABOUR PARTY LEADER. MR. WILSON IS 47.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7XAN6QDVCH3KJUB37EIMUFV14
    Media URN:
    VLVA7XAN6QDVCH3KJUB37EIMUFV14
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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