We have now been informed that in fact Lord Williams had already given evidence to the Select Committee that his earnings from the Maxwell companies amounted to pounds 30,000 per annum as a non-executive director. It is not suggested that he received any 'pay-off' and we regret any embarrassment which may have been caused.
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IN OUR issue of last week we published an article about the raiding by Robert Maxwell of pension funds, in the course of which we made a statement which was capable of bearing the inference that Lord Williams had received 'a big pay-off'.