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Rhodesia (Bingham Report)

Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I ask whether you have received any representations from the Attorney-General, to the effect that he wishes to make another statement to the House in order to correct the misleading impressions that he gave in his statement on 19 December? That statement referred to the decision not to prosecute under the Bingham report. To the questions that arose from that statement, he gave two clear examples of answers that are contrary to the facts. In that statement, the Attorney-General—

Order. I can save the hon. Gentleman from pursuing that point of order. I have received no request from the Attorney-General to make a statement.

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I seek guidance as to how we can make the Attorney-General come before the House in order to correct the false impressions that he gave in that statement.

The only way in which the hon. Gentleman can pursue that issue is through the usual channels.