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Peter Atkinson: Order. The Chair has to take a pragmatic view of the hon. Gentleman’s speech and he is getting well out of order. This debate is about the schedule on what goes into a prospectus.
Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment 15, in clause 10, page 6, line 11, after ‘persons’, insert ‘as specified in section 6(1)’.
Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: amendment 19, in clause 24, page 15, line 8, leave out ‘thinks’ and insert ‘can demonstrate’. Amendment 34, in clause 24, page 15, line 8, leave out ‘thinks’ and insert ‘considers’.
Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment 14, in clause 9, page 5, line 27, leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.
Peter Atkinson: Order. I urge the hon. Member not to reply. We are not having a debate on the general health of the economy. We are talking about something rather more limited.
Peter Atkinson: Indeed. We are in danger of straying into clause 12, and we have an amendment next with which we can discuss the £50,000. Members, bear that in mind, please.
Peter Atkinson: I have put the question and it has been agreed, and anyway, I would not have allowed a stand part debate.
Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: amendment 31, in clause 16, page 11, line 43, leave out— ‘to the extent specified in the rules’. Amendment 32, in clause 16, page 12, line 4, leave out ‘subsection (4). Amendment 17, in clause 16, page 12, line 8, leave out paragraphs (b) and (c). Amendment 33, in clause 16, page 12, line 9, at end add—...
Peter Atkinson: Before calling Mr. Salter, may I have an indication as to how many Members wish to speak? The winding-up speeches will have to start at about 10.30 am. If my maths is right, that gives hon. Members about six minutes each. If they stick to that, they can all get in.
Peter Atkinson: Before I call Mr. Stephen Crabb, may I have an indication of how many hon. Members want to speak? The winding-up speeches must start at about half-past 3, so it would be helpful if hon. Members bore in mind the fact that they should therefore speak for about five or six minutes.
Peter Atkinson: I remind the Committee that with this we are discussing amendment 21, in clause 24, page 15, line 21, leave out paragraphs (b) to (d).
Peter Atkinson: It is.
Peter Atkinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to publish the draft Floods and Water Bill.
Peter Atkinson: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Yesterday's Order Paper included a meeting of the new Select Committee on North East Regional Affairs, but there is no mention of it in today's Votes and Proceedings. I subsequently discovered that it could not meet because it was inquorate, and that the quorum was only three. Surely if a Committee of that kind could not proceed, the fact that it was...
Peter Atkinson: I call Mr. James Paice. I beg your pardon, Mr. Paice. First, I call Tim Farron.
Peter Atkinson: I call the Minister.
Peter Atkinson: Order. I inform hon. Members that we normally start the wind-ups about midday. I see that about six Members wish to speak, so perhaps they could bear in mind the advice of the hon. Member for Mitcham and Morden (Siobhain McDonagh) and keep their speeches short.
Peter Atkinson: Order. Four hon. Members wish to speak, and the winding-up speeches should start in about 20 minutes, so, by my mathematics, that means about five minutes each.
Peter Atkinson: I welcome members of the Committee to the start of our proceedings on the Finance Bill. I have a couple of housekeeping points to make. Jackets may be removed. Will hon. Members ensure that their pagers are switched off? They will have noticed the red boxes. They may keep their Bill papers in them, but will they please return them to the cupboard after each sitting? I remind the Committee...
Peter Atkinson: Order. Before the amendment is withdrawn, does the Minister want to respond to that point?