HC Deb 05 December 1967 vol 755 c1140
The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. William Ross)

With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a personal statement.

During the closing minutes of the debate on agriculture in the House last night, I referred to page 31 of the Annual Review White Paper as evidence that United Kingdom agricultural net output had gone down. What I had in mind was the decline in the net output in a number of years up to 1958–59. I appreciate, however, that, looking at the longer period up to 1964–65, the trend is upward. I did, therefore, mislead the House and I apologise sincerely for having done so.