The question is that clause 4 stand part of the Bill. As many as are of that opinion, say aye.
To the contrary, no. I think the ayes have it—
There cannot be an objection to it being taken formally; it has been debated. Let me explain: in the grouping under clause 1, all these clauses were debated and put to bed.
The question on clause 4 has already been put, and there was no objection.
Order. I will make some exception for new Members, but the hon. Member for Sedgefield has been in the House long enough to know that if I put the question on a clause and nobody rises to speak on it, I put it to the vote. I did so, and nobody shouted no.
No, you cannot—I am ruling. I want to be absolutely clear that the Committee has had a fair crack, but the Committee has to understand that if the Chair puts the question and nobody rises to speak, and nobody votes against—nobody rose to speak—the best you can have is a Division. I am now going to put the question on clause 4 without debate, and if the Opposition wish to vote against it, they may do so. I hope that that is being fair to the hon. Member for Sedgefield, because nobody rose to speak.
Division number 6 - 13 yes, 9 no