The First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means took the Chair as Deputy Speaker, pursuant to the Standing Order.

– in the House of Commons at 9:33 am on 2nd March 2007.

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Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 163 (Motions to sit in private):—

The House divided: Ayes 0, Noes 92.

Division number 63 Fire Precautions (Schools) — The First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means took the Chair as Deputy Speaker, pursuant to the Standing Order.

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No: 92 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

Photo of Owen Paterson Owen Paterson Shadow Minister (Transport) 9:46 am, 2nd March 2007

On a point or order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I wonder whether you have seen today's edition of The Times. A week after 1.79 million people voted against road pricing, and during the same week that the Prime Minister said that pursuing it would be "kamikaze politics", there is a major statement in The Times by the Minister of State, Department for Transport. Have you heard anything from the Government about whether they plan to come to the House to make their future plans clear?

Photo of Sylvia Heal Sylvia Heal Deputy Speaker

That is not a point of order for the Chair. I have not been made aware of a statement, but the Minister is on the Front Bench and will have heard what has been said.

Photo of Sylvia Heal Sylvia Heal Deputy Speaker

Order. It was not a point of order for the Chair.