• Short Summary

    BRITAIN' PRIME MINISTER HAROLD MACMILLAN LEFT LONDON TONIGHT (MONDAY) FOR A BRIGHTON DINNER CELEBRATING THE NEW UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX.

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    BRITAIN' PRIME MINISTER HAROLD MACMILLAN LEFT LONDON TONIGHT (MONDAY) FOR A BRIGHTON DINNER CELEBRATING THE NEW UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX. ONLY JUST RETURNED FROM HIS SCOTTISH HOLIDAY, MR MACMILLAN HAD A BUSY DAY DURING WHICH GOVERNMENT SECURITY EMERGED AS THE KEY ISSUE IN THE PROFUMO AFFAIR.

    MR MACMILLAN HAD A SERIES OF MEETINGS WITH LEADING PARTY OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS WHAT MANY OBSERVERS CONSIDER THE BIGGEST CRISIS OF HIS CAREER. AMONG CALLERS AT ADMIRALTY HOUSE TODAY WERE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST SECRETARY OF STATE, MR. RICHARD BUTLER; SCIENCE MINISTER LORD HAILSHAM, WHO IS ALSO LEADER OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS; AND LORD POOLE, JOINT CHAIRMAN OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY. MR MACMILLAN HAS ORDERED LORD DILHORNE, HEAD OF THE JUDICIARY, TO CARRY OUT A SECRET INVESTIGATION INTO SECURITY ASPECTS OF THE AFFAIR.

    THE AFFAIR, INVOLVING BRITAIN'S WAR MINISTER, HAS MADE HEADLINES IN THE INTERNATIONAL PRESS FROM EUROPE TO THE UNITED STATES. IT CAME TO A HEAD ON JUNE 5, WHEN MR PROFUMO RESIGNED HIS OFFICE, CONFESSING THAT HE HAD LIED TO PARLIAMENT LAST MARCH IN DENYING AN IMPROPER RELATIONSHIP WITH MISS CHRISTINE KEELER, A 21-YEAR-OLD MODEL.

    A SECURITY RISK IS SEEN IN THE ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT WITH MISS KEELER OF EUGENE IVANOV, A SOVIET ASSISTANT NAVAL ATTACHE WHO RETURNED TO MOSCOW EARLIER THIS YEAR. IVANOV IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN FRIENDLY WITH DR. STEPHEN WARD WHO INTRODUCED MISS KEELER AND MR JOHN PROFUMO.

    DR. WARD, LONDON SOCIETY OSTEOPATH AND PAINTER OF FAMOUS PEOPLE, APPEARED IN COURT TODAY. HE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH LIVING ON IMMORAL EARNINGS AND WARNED THAT MORE SERIOUS CHARGES WERE LIKELY AGAINST HIM. DR. WARD DECLARED HE WOULD DENY THEM. HE WAS REMANDED IN CUSTODY AND REFUSED PAIL AFTER IT WAS STATED HE HAD BEEN IN CONSTANT TOUCH WITH PERSONS INVOLVED IN THE CASE AND THERE MIGHT BE A DANGER THAT HE WOULD INTERFERE WITH PROSECUTION WITNESSES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAKKQDLVBCO8GWYXQEHUEHF0GY
    Media URN:
    VLVAAKKQDLVBCO8GWYXQEHUEHF0GY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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