Thursday, 6 March 2003
Personal Explanation by Member.
Any Member of this House who reads carefully the text of what I said rather than relying on second or third hand versions of it will clearly see that I was paying Senator Ross a compliment, Oxford and Cambridge being seats of learning and world renowned for hundreds of years for debate, erudition and learning. I intended to compliment Senator Ross. There was no malice in what I said and I hope he is reassured by this explanation.