HC Deb 16 May 1934 vol 289 c1772

I crave the indulgence of the House on a matter which to me is of importance and requires a personal explanation. To my surprise, I discovered to-day that my name is one of four attached to an Amendment to the Finance Bill. I do not suppose that anyone who knows me would think that I would have anything to do with this omnibus Amendment running—or probably it will not run—on four uneven wheels. It is a non-starter and probably a non-runner, and I do not want to be associated with it. I appeal to whoever has made the mistake to say how it happened. In the House they know me well enough to know that I would not be associated with it, but in the country ill-informed parties might think that I had taken leave of my senses.


I should like to express, on behalf of my hon. Friends and myself, our regret that the hon. Member's name appears on the Paper. I also regret that he is not going to support the Amendment. I have made some inquiries about it, and I understand that the name written down was that of my hon. Friend the Member for East Edinburgh (Mr. D. Mason).


This is evidently a misprint.