HL Deb 23 March 1927 vol 66 cc686-7

My Lords, I should be much obliged to your Lordships if I might give a word of explanation as to a slight error into which I fell in my speech yesterday afternoon on National Expenditure. I quoted the Committee of Inquiry from whose Report I recited several passages as having been presided over by Sir John Anderson. That was an error; I should have said Sir Alan Anderson. Sir John Anderson is a great Home Office official and through a misconception on my part I thought it was he who was Chairman of that Committee. As a matter of fact, it was Sir Alan Anderson, Joint Manager of the Orient Line, director of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, director of the Bank of England, Vice-President of the International Chamber of Commerce, a very distinguished man, not more distinguished perhaps than Sir John Anderson, still, in one sense, more independent in his comments upon the Civil Service even than Sir John Anderson could be.