HC Deb 23 April 1951 vol 487 cc33-4
The Minister of Works (Mr. Stokes)

With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to express my regret for passing into the Division Lobby on Thursday night after the order had been given for the doors to be locked. Although I was in my room, I did not hear the first warning signals. I offer my sincere apologies both to you, Sir, and to the House. I have already made an explanation, and expressed my regret, to the Deputy-Chairman of Ways and Means.

Captain John Crowder

May I ask, Mr. Speaker, whether you could consider asking the Minister of Works to have a lever fitted on the double doors, so that they both shut together?

Mr. Speaker

That is a question which I suggest that the hon. and gallant Member should put on the Order Paper to the Minister of Works.