HC Deb 05 June 1940 vol 361 c850
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.