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Official Report (Corrigenda)

Volume 978: debated on Friday 15 February 1980

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On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I should like to raise with you a point of order of which I hope you received notice from last night. When there is a corrigendum in the Official Report, unhappily attention is not drawn to it by any mention in the table of contents on the front. The result is that unless one specifically knows that it is there it is unlikely to be noticed. For instance, in Wednesday's Hansard, which came out yesterday, on an unnumbered page beyond col. 1668 there is quite an important corrigendum. It states:

"Official Report, 8 February 1980, columns 975–76.
In Division No. 166, insert in the 'Ayes': Loveridge, John."
Unless anyone happened to read through every page of the Official Report, he would not know of that error and its correction.

Would you, Mr. Speaker, be good enough to order the printer or the Editor, whoever is responsible, to ensure that when there is a corrigendum to the Official Report it is noted in the table of contents on the front?

I am obliged to the hon. Gentleman. I am sorry that I did not call him for his point of order, because he did give me notice of it. I shall look into the matter that he has raised and communicate with him.