Corrections and clarifications

Corrections and clarifications column editor

• Two recent articles (New Met chief to attend PC’s funeral on her first day in role, 10 April, page 8; In uniform or not, our public servants deserve respect, 14 April, page 36) referred to PC Keith Palmer’s body having lain at rest in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft at the Palace of Westminster the night before his funeral, and said this was an honour “usually reserved for heads of state”. It is an extremely rare honour, but not one given to heads of state. Over the past century it is thought to have been bestowed on only two other people: Margaret Thatcher and Tony Benn.

• Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan police commissioner, and the MP Boris Johnson were both students at Balliol College, Oxford, but they were not contemporaries there as we said in a profile (Calm, caring and resilient, the Met’s new commissioner needs her wits about her, 8 April, page 17). Dick graduated from the college in the spring of 1982; Johnson arrived there in the autumn of 1983.

• We carelessly converted $1.36m to £1.1bn (Run off the road, 13 April, page 6, G2). Sterling has fallen since the EU referendum, but not that dramatically. The figure should of course have been £1.1m.

• Other recently corrected articles include:

PC Keith Palmer’s body to lie in chapel in Palace of Westminster

Snapchat denies claim CEO did not want to expand into ‘poor India’

Liam Fox comes to aid of nine-month-old baby having seizure on plane

Not Going Out review – all back to 1979 for Lee Mack’s interminable comedy

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