Oral Answers to Questions — Personal Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th November 1946.

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Photo of Sir Charles MacAndrew Sir Charles MacAndrew , Bute and Northern 12:00 am, 27th November 1946

With your leave, Mr. Speaker, and that of the House, I beg to make a short personal statement. In the Debate on the Prayer relating to the Seizure of Food Order last night, I made one point in a short speech in which I told the House that I was speaking for myself. The hon. Lady the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food gave way to me during her speech, when I repeated the same point but without again stating that I was speaking for myself. The hon. Member for Nelson and Colne (Mr. S. Silverman) immediately pointed out that I was speaking entirely for myself. I had not the slightest intention of doing anything else, and I would like to apologise sincerely to the House for any misunderstanding which may have arisen.