Access to premium rate telephone services will be barred for the duration of the summer recess, and the issue will be considered again by the Accommodation and Administration Sub-Committee when the House returns.
Does the Leader of the House think that much will be achieved by barring the services during the summer recess? Will he give us a guarantee that like most Government Departments that already have a bar on these services, the bar will continue when we return? Surely it is right that the House shows its disapproval of the majority of the services, which are extremely damaging and run by soft pornographers.
In view of the hon. Gentleman's request, I thought that he would welcome the fact that the chairman of the Accommodation and Administration Sub-Committee has decided to bar access to the services during the summer recess. It is a matter for the Committee to reconsider and then to take a full decision.