§ Mr. Thorpe
I would have liked Mr. Speaker, to make this point of order in a different form but I thought that for the convenience of the House it would be best to make it at the earliest opportunity, and I hope that in that respect I may have your guidance.
Before the Prime Minister's Questions the right hon. Gentleman the Leader of the Opposition pointed out that I had referred in column 508 of yesterday's HANSARD to a particular campaign being run by a national newspaper which I said I supported and to which the right hon. Gentleman had referred in his speech. However, if one looks at the right hon. Gentleman's speech at column 497 it becomes clear that the paper in question has been runing two campaigns, and that the right hon. Gentleman, without in any way expressing his view on either campaign, was critical of that newspaper for failing to give credit to the Opposition for themselves having 665 pioneered the first of the two campaigns, that of VAT on children's clothes. To that extent I inadvertently put into the right hon. Gentleman's mouth words which he did not use in his speech. I think that he and I agree that this is not a matter of the greatest magnitude, but it seemed to me right that the record be put straight.
§ Mr. Harold Wilson
Further to that point, Mr. Speaker, another evening newspaper has sought to whip up what the right hon. Gentleman has said. He thought I was talking about a campaign about a property Bill. I think it will be within the recollection of the House that I was not; I was talking about VAT on children's clothing.