§ 54. Mr. Shepherd
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the statement by Mr. George Gibson, Chairman of the Northwest Regional Board, on 6th October, about the defendants in a recent prosecution in connection with the use of electricity was made with his approval.
§ Mr. Shepherd
Is the Minister aware that this gentleman said that in any country where justice was justice and not just a stupid argument, these people would have been shot? Does he not feel that a representative of the Government in the capacity he holds in the North-West district ought to be more responsible than he appears to be from such remarks?
§ Mr. Marquand
I have already said that the statement was not made with the approval of my right hon. and learned Friend. I understand that it was made after a Press conference and not during one.