HC Deb 18 June 1969 vol 785 cc483-4
Mr. Fortescue

On a point of order. I yield to none in my admiration of the daily miracle of HANSARD and when I do find an error, which is rare, my only reaction is one of astonishment. But I have to draw your attention, Mr. Speaker, and that of the House, to the fact that in yesterday's OFFICIAL REPORT there was an error in which a gross injustice has been done to the hon. Member for Rhondda, West (Mr. Alec Jones).

By mistake, nearly all my remarks in the debate on the National Insurance (No. 2) Bill last night were attributed to him. Since perhaps he would not be fully in agreement with those remarks and since my manner of expression is certainly not worthy of him and since I would hate to detract from his triumph on the Divorce Reform Bill, I would ask you, Mr. Speaker, to instruct that the necessary correction should be made.

Mr. Speaker

The hon. Member has raised his point of order with becoming modesty. I quite understand the embarrassment to both hon. Members if one hon. Member's remarks were attributed to an hon. Member on the other side. The correction will be made. I am glad that the hon. Member took the opportunity of paying a tribute to those who report so assiduously and accurately what is said in the House. As the hon. Gentleman has said, the miracle is that there are not more errors.