§ Mr. LEES-SMITH
had given notice of the following question:
8. To ask the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he has any statement to make with regard to the question of placing the maisons tolerées in France out of bounds for British soldiers?
§ Mr. McCURDY
Before the hon. Member answers the question, may I ask him whether his attention has been called to the fact that a statement is already being circulated broadcast in this country purporting to report a speech of the hon. Member on this important subject, and whether that report fairly or accurately represents his views?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
With regard to the question just asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Northampton, my attention has been drawn to what I consider a garbled version of the speech which I made in this House. I need hardly say that neither myself nor my colleague are anxious to thrust temptation on our gallant soldiers at the front. With regard to the question on the Paper, I have nothing further to add at present.