It is true, as the hon. minister pointed out, that in the course of debate sometimes we make statements we believe to be accurate that are not totally accurate.
Situations such as this have occurred on a number of occasions. With regard to the minister rising on a question of privilege, I would say that this is a point of debate surely. The minister is on the record as clarifying this statement from his perspective.
I would rule that this is not a question of privilege and that the point has been taken where there was a statement made by one member and refuted by another. Surely that is debate. I would rule that this is not a question of privilege.