§ The Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons (Mr. Fred Peart)
With permission, I would like to correct a slip I made last Thursday afternoon, when we were discussing the week's business.
In reply to a question by the hon. Member for Louth (Sir C. Osborne), I said that I expected that the Government's Prices and Incomes Bill would be published in the middle of next week. I should have said "in the middle of next month". In the haste of the moment I failed to spot the verbal error in my notes.
I have already given an explanation and apology to the hon. Member personally, and I am grateful for this opportunity to correct any false impression that I may accidentally have given to other right hon. and hon. Members.