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Backbench Business — Gangs and Serious Youth Violence

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:55 pm on 3rd March 2016.

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Photo of Alun Cairns Alun Cairns Government Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales 1:55 pm, 3rd March 2016

Further to that point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I can advise the House that the Secretary of State has parliamentary business elsewhere and I understand that he has spoken to the promoter of the debate to explain that that is the case. I should also say that the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State hosted a very successful St David’s day reception on St David’s day at No. 10 earlier this week.

Several hon. Members rose