HL Deb 03 August 1906 vol 162 c1465

VISCOUNT HALIFAX: My Lords, I desire to make, a personal explanation. I find that I had forgotten that Mr. Herbert Paul on a previous occasion denied the charge that he had abused his countrymen who fell in the war in South Africa, and that I had accepted his denial. I can only say that if I had remembered what had occurred I never should have said what I did last evening, and I wish to express my sincere regret to Mr. Paul that I should have done so.