§ The ATTORNEY- GENERAL (Sir Thomas Inskip)
With your leave, Mr. Speaker, and with the indulgence of the House, may I offer to my hon. Friend the Member for South Croydon (Mr. H. Williams) an apology for a misstatement which I made on Thursday last. A drafting Amendment was before the House, and my hon. Friend based a criticism or suggestion upon a Clause which I informed him had been struck out of the Bill two or three days earlier. I was wrong. When I found on Saturday that the Clause was in the Bill, I informed my hon. Friend of my mistake, and I now offer him an apology which I hope he will accept.
§ Mr. H. WILLIAMS
May I thank my right hon. and learned Friend for his characteristic courtesy, if I may so describe it. He himself it was who found out that there was a mistake, and he offered of his own initiative to express regret. I am exceedingly grateful to him.