Parliamentary Conduct

– in the House of Commons at 4:48 pm on 24th February 1987.

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Photo of Mr Andrew Faulds Mr Andrew Faulds , Warley East 4:48 pm, 24th February 1987

I am grateful to you, Mr. Speaker. I rise to apologise to you, Sir, and to the House, for my discourtesy and disregard for parliamentary conduct yesterday. Having looked at column 24 of yesterday's Hansard, I realise that my words could have been interpreted as a personal accusation against a right hon. Member of this House, and I withdraw unreservedly the phrase in question. May I also express my regret that I did not on two occasions at once resume my seat when you rose, Sir.