Question accordingly negatived.
More than three hours having elapsed since the commencement of proceedings on consideration of Lords amendments, the proceedings were interrupted (Programme Order, this day).
The Speaker put forthwith the Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded at that time (
Lords amendments 87 to 104 and 106 to 113 agreed to.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith (
That Karen Bradley, Michael Fallon, Stephen Gilbert, Tom Greatrex and Bridget Phillipson be members of the Committee;
That Michael Fallon be the Chair of the Committee;
That three be the quorum of the Committee.
That the Committee do withdraw immediately.—(Anne Milton.)
Question agreed to.
Committee to withdraw immediately; reasons to be reported and communicated to the Lords.
I have now to announce the results of the deferred Divisions. On the question relating to the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties)(Colombia and Peru Trade Agreement) Order 2013, the Ayes were 333 and the Noes were 61, so the Ayes have it. On the question relating to the draft Categories of Gaming Machine (Amendment ) Regulations 2014, the Ayes were 322 and the Noes were 231, so the Ayes have it.
[The Division listsare published at the end of today’s debates.]
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Further to the announcement you have just made, I think that hon. Members should be aware, especially those who voted for the free trade agreement or abstained, that on Monday, two days ago, peasant farmer Jorge Eliecer Calderón Chiquillo was killed by the Colombian army. I hope that hon. Members will think about that.
I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman, who has made his point with, if I may say so, great succinctness.
I hope that it is a point of order and that it is comparably succinct.
Today’s Evening Standard reports that when Camp Bastion was attacked some 14 months ago, more than half the towers under British control were unmanned. The Secretary of State for Defence and the Chief of the Defence Staff told the Defence Committee just a couple of weeks ago that Britain had no responsibility for the attack. Has the Secretary of State indicated to you whether he wishes to update the House in the light of the very serious allegations in the Evening Standard today?
No. I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his point of order nevertheless.