Orders of the Day — Clause 1. — (Transfer of Burden of Proof in Certain Cases.)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th July 1952.

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Photo of Mr Gilbert Mitchison Mr Gilbert Mitchison , Kettering 12:00 am, 11th July 1952

May I ask one question? Let us take this innocent, ignorant director—just the type whom I imagined languishing in a cold, dark dungeon. Would it not be some evidence if he came forward and said, "I know nothing, I say nothing, I am no doubt wholly incompetent and ignorant, but I have never been guilty"?