HC Deb 18 February 1944 vol 397 c612
The Attorney-General (Sir Donald Somervell)

With the consent of my hon. Friend the Member for Holland with Boston (Mr. Butcher) I should like to correct a small mistake I made in a speech earlier in our proceedings, when we were discussing the possibility of a candidate being elected to this House while he was overseas, and I gave as an example my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister. He was sitting next to me, and I thought he had told me that he was away for the Election but I misheard him. What in fact he said was that he was away for nomination day but was in this country in time for the Election. I hope it did not mislead anybody, because there were other examples I could have given, but the example I chose was inaccurate in that I said he was away at the time of the Election.

It being the hour appointed for the interruption of Business, the Motion for the Adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.