Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 1:00 pm on 28th February 2008.
As I was sitting at this end of the room when the voice from the gallery was heard this morning, I did not personally hear it and neither did the Clerk, who was sitting at this Table. I understand, however, from two hon. Members—one from each side—that this event did happen, which is why I made my statement to the Committee. Had I heard it myself in the middle of the morning session, I would have made a similar statement then. I obviously cannot comment on what I have not heard, but the Committee will have heard what the hon. Gentleman said.
We should make progress now.