HL Deb 05 April 1950 vol 166 c817

2.38 p.m.


My Lords, I wish to correct a point of fact arising out of a speech which I made last week on the Motion of the noble Lord, Lord Vansittart, I then said that there was no truth in certain statements which had been made in the Press about the Fuchs case. The fact is that in a notebook belonging to a man who was one of those examined by the Canadian Royal Commission there did appear, amongst a long list of other names, the name of Klaus Fuchs. This notebook, together with all other relevant material, was promptly made available to us by the Canadian authorities. Subsequent events have, of course, attached a significance to that name which it did not then bear. As I was, when I made my speech, imperfectly informed on this particular, I thought I owed it to your Lordships and to the Press to make this correction.