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LORD MURRAY'S EXPLANATION. (Per Press Association—Copyright). , LONDON, February 18. The House of Lords was crowded to listen to Viscount Murray's explanation.

Viscount Murray's elaborate apology was also his maiden speech in the House of Lords. He admitted that both purchases of Marconi shares were an error of judgment, but insisted that neither contained an element of dis-| honour. One of the Liberal Party's solicitors was the only person ac- 1 quainted with the transaction. Nobody'l would have known anything about the j transaction but for the of a stockbroker. He resigned the .Whipr | ship in" February, 1912, before he' ever i had heard of Marconis, but yielded to | Mr Asquith's desire 'and retained office till the end ©f the session. The Marquis of Lansdowne admitted j Viscount Murray's frankness. It was 1 unwise to pronounce a hasty judgment, and he urged the House to act in a judicial spirit. Lord Ampthill postponed his motion. The Marquis of Lansdowne subsequently convened a meeting of Unionist peers to consider the question of a committee of inquiry. -

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THE PARTY FUNDS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8798, 19 February 1914

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THE PARTY FUNDS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8798, 19 February 1914

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