§ Mr. Grant-Ferris
I desire, Mr. Speaker, to make a brief personal explanation with reference to the first paragraph of my speech in the Debate on the Second Reading of the Architects Registration Bill. I was in error in making it appear as if my firm were members of the Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors. I should have made it clear that my partner alone was a member of that Association. Secondly, I referred in my speech to the year 1931, having in mind the year in which the 1931 Architects Registration Act was passed; but I am now informed that my late partner took out his certificate of membership of the Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors in 1929, and not in 1931. It will be recalled that Bills for the registration of architects were before the House from 1927 onwards, and the incident mentioned in my speech must, therefore, have taken place with reference to the 353 Bill introduced in 1929, or earlier. I beg leave, therefore, to withdraw the misstatements in my speech, and to tender my apologies to the House for having made them. I should add that the statements were made entirely on my own initiative, and were not prompted from any other source.