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Points of Order

Volume 587: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2014

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. In questions to the Department of Energy and Climate Change on Thursday last week, I raised the case of a constituent who felt that she had been hard done by by a company, which I proceeded to name and to describe in unfavourable terms. That company and my right hon. Friend the Member for Rutland and Melton (Sir Alan Duncan), in whose constituency the firm is based, have made fervent and strong representations to me, which I fully acknowledge. In my attempt to convey just how anxious and concerned my constituent was, I clearly used language that went well beyond what the facts would substantiate. I want to make it clear to the House that I withdraw those remarks, although I still intend to give my constituent whatever help I can in this matter.

Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. I thank the right hon. Member for Hazel Grove (Sir Andrew Stunell) for his courteous and fulsome retraction. The reputation of the company in my constituency is intact. I am grateful to him for his courtesy.