On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. Last Friday, I wrongly accused the Deputy Chief Whip of being responsible for blocking the Second Reading of the Wild Animals in Circuses Bill, which stands in my name. I wish to apologise to him for misleading the House, and to apologise to the House for getting that wrong. Philip Davies has exercised his right to object to the Bill today. The Bill was objected to last Friday and the Friday before that by Andrew Rosindell. They acted as individuals, and I apologise to the Deputy Chief Whip for saying that he was responsible for something that was clearly nothing to do with him.
That certainly clarifies the situation and sets the record straight.