HC Deb 05 May 1939 vol 346 c2222
Major Milner

May I ask, Mr. Speaker, whether you think it right to make any statement on the matter which I felt it my duty to report to you in the course of yesterday's proceedings?

Mr. Speaker

The hon. and gallant Member, no doubt, refers to a stranger who was found to be in the "No" Lobby. The incident to which he refers has been reported to me. I find that a stranger, coming away from the seats under the Gallery, saw the Minister for Air, with whom he had an appointment, proceeding along the "No" Lobby; and, instead of going out in the usual way through the Members' Lobby, he turned to the left after the Minister. This was an act of pure inadvertence on the part of the stranger; he was not deliberately transgressing the Rules of the House. Perhaps the Minister should have turned him back, rather than have tempted him further in his erring ways.