HC Deb 08 December 1902 vol 116 c244
MR. HERBERT SAMUEL () Yorkshire, N. R., Cleveland

I desire to make a personal explanation in regard to a matter which arose in debate last week. The right hon. Gentleman the senior Member for Oxford University, in the course of the debate on the Third Reading of the Education Bill, stated that a leaflet was issued during the recent Cleveland election containing a gross misstatement with regard to the Education Bill. I challenged that assertion at the time, and I have today received a letter from the right hon. Gentleman in which he says that he very much regrets to find that he was inaccurate in stating that any such leaflet was circulated, and that he unreservedly withdraws the assertion and expresses sincere regret at having made it. I think this ought to be made known in justice to those who conducted the election, and at the same time I thank the right hon. Gentleman for his frank and courteous letter of exoneration.