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Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: amendment 68, in schedule 49, page 359, line 24, at end insert ‘such period being not less than 30 days from the date of the notice.’. Amendment 69, in schedule 49, page 359, line 27, after ‘it’, insert ‘does not have the information or that it’. Amendment 70, in schedule 49, page 360, line 22, at end...
Peter Atkinson: I believe that others wish to speak, so it would be more convenient to save your point for the stand part debate.
Peter Atkinson: If the hon. Gentleman wants to speak in the debate, he can.
Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss Government amendments 309 to 311.
Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss Government amendments 313 to 320.
Peter Atkinson: I am grateful.
Peter Atkinson: Order. I hope that we can conduct this sitting in a more ordered fashion. We are discussing clause 112. We have had our fun now.
Peter Atkinson: Order. I have made it clear that we have gone far enough. The hon. Gentleman is taking liberties with my patience.
Peter Atkinson: Order. May I remind the hon. Gentleman that we do not yet refer to right hon. and hon. Members by their names? I believe that he is referring to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Peter Atkinson: Order. We are getting a little noisy. We know that the Speaker does not like a lot of noise, so can we keep things a little quieter, please?
Peter Atkinson: Order. I am not sure how relevant that is to the clause.
Peter Atkinson: Order. I am listening carefully to the hon. Gentleman and he seems to be straying very wide of the clause, which deals with the meaning of “gaming machine” and “gaming”.
Peter Atkinson: Up to now we have been more or less doing that, and I am happy for that to continue if it is more helpful to the Committee.
Peter Atkinson: I did. The Minister was not here in the earlier stages. When we have a simple one or two-line clause introducing a schedule, the tradition is to debate the two together, so if the Minister would like to speak to the clause and the schedule, that would be fine.
Peter Atkinson: Order. I would be grateful if the Minister did not respond to that intervention.
Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss Government amendments 322 to 332.
Peter Atkinson: We now move to the new clauses. Hon. Members may remember that they debated new clause 3 on Thursday 14 May. As a result, I think that the Opposition requested a Division on it.
Peter Atkinson: Order. It is a new clause.
Peter Atkinson: I add my thanks to the Clerks, the Hansard writers, the doorkeepers and the police for keeping us straight in Committee. I also thank all members of the Committee, which has been good-natured. Incredibly for what normally is a fairly boring subject—the Finance Bill—it has been very amusing from time to time. I appreciate how much hard work goes into it. The matters are very...
Peter Atkinson: rose—