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Complainant Name:
Lord Martin of Springburn

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Mail on Sunday

Complaint:

Lord Martin of Springburn complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article was inaccurate and misleading when it claimed that he had "clashed" with the present Speaker, John Bercow, over the dismissal of the Speaker's Secretary Angus Sinclair.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction, in addition to the removal of the online article:

On 4 July we said Lord Martin of Springburn, the former Speaker of the House of Commons, had "clashed" with John Bercow, the present Speaker, over the dismissal of the Speaker's Secretary Angus Sinclair. In fact Lord Martin has not written or spoken to the Speaker on this matter and we have been asked to make clear he has, at no time, clashed with Mr Speaker on this, or any other, issue.

Date Published: 04/10/2010



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