[Mr. Speaker in the Chair]
Geoff Hoon (Lord Privy Seal, House of Commons; Ashfield, Labour)
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. The House will be aware that there have been a number of very serious incidents across London this morning. The relevant Ministers are currently meeting to assess and clarify the situation. A statement will be made at the earliest opportunity, but obviously it is important that they should have the opportunity of identifying precisely what has happened before they come to the House.
Patrick McLoughlin (Deputy Chief Whip, Whips; West Derbyshire, Conservative)
Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker. We are grateful for that statement from the Leader of the House. Of course we understand that it will not be possible to make a statement at the moment, but we will be pleased to co-operate whenever the Government can do so.