§ Mr. SPEAKER
I am informed that there was an error in the announcement of the figures of one of the Divisions yesterday. Perhaps the Tellers will come to the Table.
§ Mr. SHAKESPEARE and Sir JOHN WITHERS (being come to the Table)—404
As the reply in-eludes a table of figures I will, if I may, circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the percentage of married women refused benefit is in any way approximate to the figure which has appeared in Birmingham?
§ Mr. MAXTON
Can the hon. Gentleman tell the House roughly whether it amounts to tens, hundreds or thousands?
The total number of married women and seasonal workers considered was 173 at Southampton, and 145 cases were disallowed.
§ Following is the statement:
§ 10.5 p.m. Division last night, I inadvertently reported that the figures in the "No" Lobby were 350. The correct number was 360.
§ Whereupon Mr. SPEAKER directed the Clerk to correct the number in the Journal accordingly: Ayes, 50; Noes, 360.