HC Deb 31 July 1897 vol 52 c3
SIR W. WEDDERBURN (Banffshire)

With the permission of the House, I desire to make a personal explanation, because by to-day's Indian telegrams I see that Professor Gokhlee acknowledges without reservation that he was misled by his correspondents, and that he withdraws his charge against British soldiers engaged in plague operations in Poona. ["Hear, hoar!"] As I was the means of introducing Professor Gokhlee, with other Indian witnesses, to Members of this House in the Conference Room, and thus afforded him an opportunity of making these statements, I desire unreservedly to express my deep regret that, directly or indirectly, I should have aided in giving currency to a charge which proves to have been unfounded. [Cheers.]


If I am in order I should like to ask the hon. Member whether it is also the case that Professor Gokhlee attributes some statements—


Order, order! The hon. Member is not in order in raising a discussion upon a personal explanation.

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