April 25, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)


John Stanfield

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. JOHN STANFIELD (Colchester):

My name has been 'before the public more or less during the last few months in connection with this matter, and I wish to correct certain statements that have appeared in the newspapers of the country. I am sorry to say that the papers that are supposed to be friendly to me have magnified the incident in which my name was mentioned, and have made statements that were inqorrect. A statement was sent out to the press from this House last Thursday or Friday night in connection with what the Minister of Railways had said in regard to some remarks made by my brother in the local House, and, according to this report, the Minister of Railways said that he did not know and did not care. I have consulted Hansard, and have spoken to the members who were sitting next to the minister when he was speaking, and I find that this newspaper report is absolutely false.

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