§ MR. REES (Montgomery Boroughs) said
On a point of privilege, Sir. I beg to ask your ruling, if a newspaper attributes to one hon. Member the substance of a speech made by another hon. Member, and subsequently, when an explanation is demanded, publishes only a portion of the aggrieved, hon. Member's letter, and calls it his explanation, whether in that case a breach of privilege has or has not been committed?
§ MR. SPEAKER
The hon. Member has not specifically called my attention to the matter until he rose just now. It is rather difficult, at a moment's notice, to give a reply, and I should recommend him to take a legal opinion first.