Prime Minister departs for Commonwealth tour - Chancellor of the Exchequer resigns.
SCU. Mr Harold Macmillan and Lady Macmillan stepping out of car at London Airport. SV. Mr Macmillan and party walking to Conference room. CU. Sign on door "Conference Room". SV. Mr Macmillan taking his seat to be interviewed inside Conference Room. AS. Pathe cameraman. CU. Mr Macmillan speaking (natural sound). He tries to justify his trip, mentions the crisis and praises the team strength of the government. LV. Pathe Cameramen. CU. Mr Macmillan speaking.
GV. B.O.A.C. Britannia on runway at London Airport. SCU. Britain's Prime Minster Harold Macmillan and Lady Macmillan with grandson waving from the bottom of steps of aircraft - Prime Minster is leaving on Commonwealth tour. SCU. Lord Hailsham taking picture watched by other members of the Cabinet. SV. Harold Macmillan and Lady Macmillan walking up steps into aircraft. SV. Members of Cabinet including Lord Hailsham and Mr Rab Butler, Lord Privy Seal.
AS. Name "Downing Street". SV. Interior, Mr Peter Thorneycroft, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, (he resigned) sitting at desk with Despatch Box. CU. Budget box. FCU. Peter Thorneycroft.
GV. Exterior of Church House, Westminster. SV. Mr Poole, Conservative Party Deputy Chairman, walking up steps into Church House.
GV. Exterior of the Treasury. SV. Mr Peter Thorneycroft leaving Treasury. LV. Mr Derick Heathcoat Amory, now new Chancellor of the Exchequer, leaving the Treasury. CU. Mr Amory. CU. Mr Amory walking to car.
GV. Mr Rab Butler's home at No 3 Smith Square, London. SV. Mr Rab Butler posing for cameras outside his home.