I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for his intervention. The guidance note states:
“A morning sitting usually starts at 9.30 am or 10 am, but may not continue beyond 11.25 am.”
We have heard nothing today to explain why it was decided to start this meeting at 9 am. I was here at 9 am, but one or two other members of the Committee, including my right hon. Friend, arrived slightly after 10am, although we do not know why.
I think I am right in saying that I can refer to amendment (b) at the same time as my amendment.