Points of Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 15th March 2010.

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Photo of Claire Curtis-Thomas Claire Curtis-Thomas Labour, Crosby 3:30 pm, 15th March 2010

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Last Thursday, Mr. MacShane came to the House and informed all Members of "alarming stories" of the diversion of aid from the Department for International Development into the pockets of Ministers in Sierra Leone. That hugely damaging statement was totally inaccurate and, moreover, the DFID office has just been subjected to a rigorous National Audit Office audit, which went very well. Will you advise me, Mr. Speaker, what means exist to enable Members to correct wholly inaccurate statements in the House, particularly that statement, which has unnecessarily damaged reputations and undermined the good work and offices of the presidential and DFID offices in Sierra Leone?