HC Deb 15 May 1918 vol 106 cc356-7
48. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Prime Minister when an opportunity will occur of discussing the methods by which Members in the building are informed that a Division is imminent, more than one having missed that of Thursday last owing to the summons having been insufficiently loud or prolonged, or owing to the fact that it is in the more remote rooms un supplemented by any vocal or other announcement?


I hardly think that there would be a general desire for a discussion on this subject. Mr. Speaker has been informed that the bells did not fail to ring, and that the usual warnings were given in all the customary quarters of the House.

Sir J. D. REES

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is only one bell in one corner of each of the very large Libraries, that no vocal announcement is made in the central one, and that three Members failed to vote last Thursday?


I was not aware that three Members failed to vote. I hope they would have voted in the wrong way if they had.