HC Deb 24 February 1947 vol 433 c1710
Mr. Gallacher

May I, Mr. Speaker, make a correction in the OFFICIAL REPORT? I am sorry to have to do this, and it is the first time that I have had to make a complaint of this kind. But I have been reported as saying exactly the opposite of what I did say. At midnight on Thursday, or early on Friday morning, we were discussing the position of officers in the Polish Resettlement Corps, and someone suggested bringing them in as privates. I am reported as saying: I should like to say to the Financial Secretary that I am all in favour of them coming in as privates, but not of their being brought in as retired officers.''—[OFFICIAL REPORT, 20th February, 5947; Vol. 433, c. 1571.] What I really said was: "I am not in favour of bringing them in as privates, I would put them on the retired list and bring them in as retired officers." The Secretary of State for War will, I am sure, bear out that that is what I said.