HL Deb 05 July 1993 vol 547 c1059
Lord Dean of Beswick

My Lords, with permission, I should like to make a personal statement. On 9th June in a debate on the National Health Service, (Official Report, col. 982), I made some reflections on a Member of another place, Mr. David Willetts, concerning his interests. That was contrary to the practice of this House as recently reaffirmed in the Second Report of the Select Committee on Procedure of the House 1991-92, and for that I tender my apologies to the House of Lords. I should explain to the House that, although the Register of Members' Interests published on 1st December 1992 and other documentation recorded him as having a pecuniary interest, he informs me that that was no longer the case by the time he spoke on 28th January 1993 in another place. I therefore accept his assurance and make my apology for any inconvenience or distress that that may have caused.

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