HC Deb 03 August 1944 vol 402 c1608
Mr. Shinwell

Mr. Speaker, may I direct your attention to a serious omission that has occurred in the OFFICIAL REPORT? In the voting list on the Debate on the main Question yesterday, I find that the numbers of the "Noes" are given as 26, but in the list only 14 names appear. Twelve names are omitted. This is a somewhat serious blunder, and I should like to know from you who is responsible for this error and whether there is any redress. Will any public statement be made so as to assure those who were interested that 12 Members, other than those whose names appear here, also voted for a three-weeks Recess instead of seven weeks?

Mr. Speaker

I am obliged to the hon. Member for drawing my attention to the omission. I confess I had not noticed it myself. Of course, it will appear now as an Erratum in to-day's HANSARD. I am informed that it is correct in the Blue Paper. HANSARD is really unofficial so far as Division lists are concerned, but I will see that the omission is corrected in the bound volume.

Mr. Gallacher

There is not only the question that the hon. Member's 12 disciples are missing, but in the same HANSARD there are some very bad misprints. [HON. MEMBERS: "Speak up."]—and I think a special examination should be made.

Mr. Speaker

Hon. Members often do not speak up, and it is difficult for reporters to hear them.