HC Deb 20 January 1983 vol 35 c503
Mr. Dafydd Wigley (Caernarvon)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I have already given you notice of this point of order. It refers to column 284 of yesterday's Hansard, in which the figures for a Division that took place late on Tuesday night are reported. The House is reported as having divided with 16 Ayes and 160 Noes. However, there are 17 names in the Aye column.

I have spoken with one or two hon. Members about this, and it is clear that there is an error in the number of names. Sixteen is the correct number. I recall this as I was one of the Tellers for the Division. I ask through you, Mr. Speaker, whether it is possible for the Division List to be reprinted in the correct form.

Mr. Speaker

I am obliged to the hon. Gentleman for giving me notice of his point of order, but I am advised that the Clerks are convinced that every name in Hansard is the name of an hon. Member who passed them in the Lobby and took part in the vote. I shall, of course, make further inquiries.

Mr. Wigley

Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker. I am grateful to you, Mr. Speaker. I am suggesting not that there is any irregularity, but that there has been a mistake. The right hon. Member for Rhondda (Mr. Jones) has told me that he was not present, and I should have thought that that was enough for Hansard to go on.

Mr. Speaker

I accept what the hon. Gentleman says. I shall look into the matter and, if necessary, ensure that a correction is made.