§ Mr. Thorne (West Ham, Plaistow)
Will you allow me, Mr. Speaker, to make an apology to the hon. and gallant Member for Bassetlaw (Captain Bellenger)—whom I do not see in his place—and to other Members of the House who are in uniform? I said yesterday:I want to know whether it is not advisable for men in uniform to be at their jobs as well as the people working in factory and workshop."—[Official Report, 4th June, 1940; col. 802, Vol. 361.]I understand that that remark was very offensive, and I humbly offer my apologies.