Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:00 pm on 3rd April 2019.

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Photo of Mike Gapes Mike Gapes Independent, Ilford South 5:00 pm, 3rd April 2019

Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. Those of us who took part in that vote in 1993 will recall that Speaker Boothroyd cast her vote in favour of the Government because there was thought to be a tie. It was discovered the next day that the Government had in fact won the vote by a majority of one, and that therefore the Speaker had complied with what would have happened anyway. Can we be certain that this tie is accurate? [Interruption.]