HC Deb 19 June 1906 vol 159 cc58-9

explained that during the late sitting that morning he had voted in the "No" lobby under the impression that a division was being taken on the closure. After he had passed the tellers he discovered that the Committee were voting on an Amendment relating to Part IV. of the Education Bill. He thought then that it would be possible for him to vote in the "Aye" lobby and get the clerk to strike out his name from the list of "Noes." He therefore went through the "Aye" lobby and came back immediately and informed the clerk, who told him—as he might have known he would—that he could do nothing. He therefore took the first opportunity to inform the Speaker. He regretted extremely that he should have committed this error, and his only explanation was that in the desire to do right he did wrong. He would be obliged if the Speaker would strike his name out of the "No" list and add it to the "Ayes."


The division list will be altered in accordance with the desire of the hon. Member.


I desire to say that I also voted in both lobbies about half-past two o'clock, and the only explanation I can offer is that I did it by inadvertence.


said that if the hon. Member would inform the clerks what the particular division was it would facilitate the correction of the lists.