• Short Summary

    IN LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THE CABINET ASSEMBLES FOR AN EMERGENCY MEETING ON THE PROFUMO AFFAIR.BEFORE?

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    IN LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THE CABINET ASSEMBLES FOR AN EMERGENCY MEETING ON THE PROFUMO AFFAIR.BEFORE PRIME MINISTER HAROLD MACMILLAN AND HIS MINISTERIAL COLLEAGUES WILL LIE THE REPORT OF LORD DILHORNE, THE LORD CHANCELLOR ON THE SECURITY ASPECTS OF THE CASE WHICH FORCED THE WAR MINISTER, MR.JOHN PROFUMO, TO RESIGN HIS POST AND HIS SEAT IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.

    HOLIDAYS, OFFICIAL APPOINTMENTS AND TOURS ABROAD WERE CANCELLED BY MINISTERS IN ORDER TO BE PRESENT TODAY.MANY OBSERVERS REGARD THE MEETING AS THE MOST IMPORTANT TO BE HELD BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT SINCE THE SUEZ CRISIS.

    A CABINET MEETING AT THIS STAGE WOULD NORMALLY HAVE BEEN ARRANGING PARLIAMENTARY BUSINESS BETWEEN NOW AND THE SUMMER RECESS.INSTEAD IT WILL BE SOLELY CONCERNED WITH MR.PROFUMO'S RESIGNATION AND REPORT THAT LORD DILHORNE HAS PRODUCED AT HIGH PRESSURE AND WITHIN 12 DAYS.

    AND THE OUTCOME OF TODAY'S DISCUSSIONS WILL HAVE A DIRECT BEARING ON MR MACMILLAN'S FUTURE AS PRIME MINISTER.TO KEEP THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY TOGETHER, FOLLOWING THE SHOCK OF MR.PROFUMO'S RELATIONSHIPS WITH MODEL GIRL CHRISTINE KEELER AND HIS ADMISSION TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS THAT HE HAD MISLED THEM ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP, IS OF PRIME IMPORTANCE.TO SUCCEED AT THIS MR.MACMILLAN NEEDS THE FULL SUPPORT OF THE CABINET.

    MINISTERS ARRIVED EARLY FOR TODAY'S ADMIRALTY HOUSE MEETING, USING THE BACK AS WELL AS THE FRONT ENTRANCE.SEEN ARRIVING AT THE BACK ENTRANCE WERE: LORD HOME, THE FOREIGN SECRETARY; MR.PETER THORNEYCROFT, THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE; MR EDWARD HEATH, THE LORD PRIVY SEAL; AND MR CHRISTOPHER SOAMES, THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACYXQIDQD51UCZVNC9MJP1T76K
    Media URN:
    VLVACYXQIDQD51UCZVNC9MJP1T76K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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