“Jake Berry, absent” cried the Speaker as the Tory MP for Rossendale and Darwen, whose name was on the Order Paper for PMQs, failed to appear when called to ask his question. Cue Labour whips piling in and living to regret it about three minutes later:
@labourwhips thanks for your message of support. Just waiting with my wife in hospital as you recovers from general anaesthetic. #helpful
— Jake Berry (@JakeBerry) June 25, 2014
They have since sent him a full and frank apology. Awkward.