HC Deb 19 January 1989 vol 145 c494
Mr. Tim Devlin (Stockton, South)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Yesterday in the House during questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster I commented on the conduct of the hon. Member for Middlesbrough (Mr. Bell). That appears at column 321. I now know that the allegation that I made in the House yesterday was based on untrue information and was untrue in substance. I wish to withdraw the remarks relating to the hon. Gentleman and to apologise unreservedly to him for them.

Mr. Stuart Bell (Middlesbrough)

Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker. I acknowledge the graceful withdrawal made by the hon. Member for Stockton, South (Mr. Devlin), which is in the best traditions of the House.

Mr. Speaker

I entirely agree.