§ MR. MACDONALD (Tower Hamlets, Bow)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the paragraphs in to-day's newspapers giving an account of an interview with the hon. Member for Woolwich are correct?
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
So far as I have seen the paragraphs they are not correct in many particulars, and I cannot account for their appearing at all, as the conversation which they profess to describe was a purely private one.
§ COLONEL HUGHES (Woolwich)
As I waited upon the right hon. Gentleman on behalf of a public meeting I felt it to be my duty to report what the right hon. Gentleman said, but I am not in the least degree responsible for the paragraphs in question or for their accuracy. I admit that the account is not an accurate one in all particulars, and that there is no foundation in what I reported for the error it gives currency to.