HC Deb 16 May 1952 vol 500 cc1857-8
Lieut.-Colonel Marcus Lipton? (Brixton)

On a point of order. I seek your guidance, Mr. Speaker. According to the OFFICIAL REPORT for yesterday, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury is said to have referred to me as … the hon. ⅛ Member … "ߞ[OFFICIAL REPORT,15th May, 1952; Vol. 500, c. 1622.] I hope, Mr. Speaker, that you will give such instructions as may be desirable, subject to such explanation as the Financial Secretary may choose to give, to ensure that the other seven-eighths of my Membership shall be restored to me.

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. John Boyd-Carpenter)

I am happy to assure the hon. and gallant Gentleman that I endeavoured to describe him as "the hon. and gallant Gentleman," and that it was not in the least my wish or intent to reduce him to this fraction or any other.

Mr. Speaker

I am obliged to the hon. and gallant Gentleman for bringing this matter to my attention, and I shall see that a correction is made so that he is properly represented as being all there.

[This correction has been made in the bound volume.]