Debating the matter in this way is perhaps unnecessary. I know members have strong views perhaps as to what transpired, but I have indicated the Chair will look at all the facts and will review the blues. As I indicated, the Chair did not hear some of the comments that have been alleged and so is not in a position to make a comment without that review. In the circumstances we will leave the matter until the Chair has had that opportunity. Then further discussions can take place.
In the House of Commons on February 4th, 1997. See this statement in context.