I am very sorry there was any misunderstanding -
Then we are paired <1> for the rest of the proceedings -
W. H. F. Talbot Esqr
1. Pairing was an arrangement where an MP of one party agreed with an MP of an opposing party not to vote on a particular matter, usually by neither MP attending the vote. They were informal arrangements, not recognised by the House rules, but were registered with the Whips, who made sure the agreements were carried out. It was not uncommon for these to be standing arrangements between two MPs.