Pathe surveys the political landscape after Labour is returned to office with a small majority.
Full title reads: "Parliament Meets: Further Outlook Unsettled".
London. Pathe surveys the political landscape after Labour is returned to office.
GV Along Millbank of Houses of Parliament. LV People waiting outside House for MPs to arrive. SV top-hatted Sir William Darling arriving. CU Woman. SV Pan Vaughn Morgan and Orr Ervine arriving. MV Pan Jack Diamond arriving. SV Pan Dr Charles Hill arriving. SV Pan Henry Hopkinson arriving. SV Towards and pan Oliver Lyttleton arriving. SV Big Ben showing 2.35. GV Crowd outside Church House. CU Richard Stokes, Minister of Works. SV Group of MPs. CU Patrick Gordon Walker, Commonwealth Sec. SV Maurice Webb, new Food Minister, with Hector McNeil, Sec. of State for Scotland, and Gordon Walker standing before mikes. CU Hector McNeil. SV Webb, McNeil and Gordon Walker. Webb says 'I just want to say this is a very responsible job I have been given. I'll do my best to do it successfully. I shall try not to use the word calories at any time, just try to talk about food, and I hope with the support of my colleagues to be able to report at the end of my period of office that I haven't done a bad job.' CU Pan woman to man applauding.
CU Poster - 'Lambeth Communist Party'. CU Torn Communist Poster - '100 Communist candidates.' GV Exterior Communist HQ. MV Elevated Communist leaders L to R: Phil Piratin, Will Gallacher and Harry Pollitt. SV Gallacher standing holding paper with portrait of Lenin in background. CU Portrait of Lenin. CU Piratin. CU Harry Pollitt. CU Gallacher. CU Communist symbol on wall. CU Portrait of Stalin.
GV Houses of Parliament. SV Towards and pan car driving in. CU Pan another car driving in. Angle shot pan Tate & Lyle van driving in. SV Towards and pan Winston Churchill in car with Anthony Eden. SV Crowd. GV Cars in forecourt of House. CU Clement Attlee saying 'The Government that will be meeting in the House will go forward with the firm determination to carry the country through in this difficult period. Let us go through together.' GV London. (Orig.Neg.)