A Cabinet minister who failed to support the Government's motion on Syria did not cast her vote because the bell that alerts MPs of a division in the House of Commons was apparently not rung.
International Development Secretary Justine Greening and Foreign Office minister Mark Simmonds failed to vote to back the principle of military action in Syria.
It is understood Ms Greening and Mr Simmonds were in a room near the Commons chamber discussing a different foreign policy matter and were unaware that the vote was taking place.
Both MPs voted against the Labour amendment at 10pm, which called for "compelling evidence" the Assad regime was behind the chemical attack.
Mr Simmonds then apparently asked to speak to Ms Greening about a separate Foreign Office issue and the pair went to a meeting room, where they apparently did not hear the bell for the second vote.
International Development Secretary Justine Greening has just held a meeting with major retailers about improving conditions after Bangladesh disaster.
Tesco, M&S and Arcadia all attended.
The UK's direct aid to South Africa will end in 2015, International Development Secretary Justine Greening will announce.
The Government's aid programme to South Africa is currently worth £19 million a year, down from its peak of more than £40 million in 2003, and has focused on reducing the mortality rate among women giving birth, as well as supporting businesses.
Mr Greening will tell a conference of African ministers and business leaders in London tomorrow that the relationship will change to one of "mutual co-operation and trade".
The government will cut foreign aid to India because its growing economy means it no longer needs handouts, according to reports.
Justine Greening, International Development Secretary, is expected to announce that the UK's aid commitment to India will change at the end of the current funding programme.
Indian finance minister Pranab Mukherjee said last year that India no longer wants or needs aid from Britain, describing the money as "a peanut in our total development expenditure".
Transport Secretary Justine Greening told the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme it "would be difficult" for her to sit on a Cabinet that supported a third runway at Heathrow Airport.
The Transport Secretary Justine Greening has told BBC Breakfast that she is against a third runway at Heathrow, after a strong attack on the Prime Minister over the issue by the Conservative chair of the Commons energy and climate change committee.
The transport Secretary Justine Greening has told ITV Daybreak that the Government has made "huge progress" on tackling false whiplash claims.
She also discussed the possibility of fitting cars with a "black box" that monitors driving habits, helping to reduce insurance costs for safe drivers.