§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Postmaster General whether he will investigate why on Friday, 31st January, 1969, at 1.37 p.m. the hon. Member for West Ham North was given false information over the telephone by one of his staff concerning the availability of his private secretary; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Stonehouse
My private secretary was not available when my hon. Friend telephoned. He was leaving the office to deal with urgent business connected with my negotiations that day with the Union of Post Office Workers. I am sorry if there was a misunderstanding.