National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:15 am on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Jimmy Hood Jimmy Hood Labour, Lanark and Hamilton East 9:15 am, 4th February 2015

You have got that on the record, but my previous ruling stands.

Before we begin our debate I have a few preliminary announcements; I accept that it would have been helpful to make them before the points of order. Please switch electronic devices off or put them on silent. I remind hon. Members that tea and coffee are not allowed during Committee sittings. It is a bit cold in here this morning, so I do not think that hon. Gentlemen will want to take their jackets off, but if they do—and shiver—they are welcome to do so.

Proceedings this morning conclude automatically at 11.25 am for Question Time under Standing Order No. 88. We will first consider the sittings motion and will dispose of amendments (a), (b) and (c), which have been selected and grouped for the Committee’s convenience. We will then consider the Bill in the usual way, as indicated by my provisional selection of amendments.