HC Deb 20 February 1986 vol 92 c498
Mr. Gerald Bermingham (St. Helens, South)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I draw to your attention a mistake that appears in today's Order Paper in respect of early-day motion 459, to which my name has been appended? I checked the matter with the Table Office, which confirmed that I did not sign the document. I was told that the instructions given to the printer did not contain my name. When an error of this sort is made hon. Members find themselves in considerable embarrassment in their constituencies and elsewhere. The contents of early-day motion 459 are completely and utterly anathema to me; it is a motion to which I would not he a party. Perhaps steps can be taken to ensure that neither I nor other hon. Members are placed in this embarrassment in future. Perhaps the printers concerned will convey an apology in due course.

Mr. Speaker

I thank the hon. Gentleman for drawing this matter to my attention. I have made inquiries and I accept fully that embarrassment has been caused to him. An error was made at the printers and I shall ensure that the necessary corrections are made.