14 NOVEMBER 1970, Page 20

Sua Culpa

Sir: Some fiendish presence omit- ted an 'of from my letter last week apologising for having described Mr William Whitelaw as Lord Privy Seal, which he's not. The effect of this further error was to make it appear that Sir Winston Churchill had served as Lord Privy Seal, which he never did. And this time it wasn't my fault.