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Martin Caton: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of trends in the rate of child poverty in Wales since 2010.
Martin Caton: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for the time taken for the general release of data from European Science Agency (ESA) projects; and if he will make future UK contributions to ESA projects conditional on full and immediate release of all data.
Martin Caton: Order. I am afraid that is far too long for an intervention.
Martin Caton: Order. We can now move on to the final debate of the afternoon, which is on sentencing for dangerous driving offences. The Member leading the debate has already indicated that many hon. Members would like to intervene, which is entirely in his gift. I will only say that we do want to hear the Minister as well, because the questions that are asked need to be answered. I ask everyone to bear...
Martin Caton: Order. At least six Members are on my list as wishing to speak. I want to start the wind-ups at 3.40 pm, so if they are all to have a chance of speaking, hon. Members should all keep their speeches to around six minutes.
Martin Caton: Order. I am sorry to interrupt, but we now need to move on to our next debate.
Martin Caton: Order. I intend to call the Front Benchers at 10.40 am, and four Members still wish to speak. You can do the arithmetic yourselves, but if everybody is going to get in, we are talking about less than five minutes each. I call Iain Wright.
Martin Caton: Good morning to our witnesses. Thank you for coming. Could you please introduce yourselves?
Martin Caton: Thank you very much. May I invite Toby Perkins to ask the first question?
Martin Caton: I will come back to you, but I want to invite someone else to come in.
Martin Caton: Before we move on, Mr Sproule, did you want the opportunity to reply to what Ms Blackwood said?
Martin Caton: The last question and answer must be very brief. I am afraid I have to cut you off at 10.15.
Martin Caton: Order. I am afraid that brings us to the end of the time allotted for the Committee to ask you questions. I thank you very much, on behalf of the Committee, for the evidence that you have provided.
Martin Caton: Will the witnesses please introduce themselves for the record?
Martin Caton: If there are no further questions from Members, I thank the witnesses very much for their evidence this morning.
Martin Caton: We will now hear from Thompsons Solicitors. For this session we have until 10.45 am. Welcome, Mr Birrell. Could you please introduce yourself?
Martin Caton: Ian Murray is going to lead the questioning in this session.
Martin Caton: Order. I am sorry to interrupt, but I have to bring this session to an end. I thank you very much, on behalf of the Committee, for the evidence that has been provided.
Martin Caton: Before we begin, I have a few preliminary announcements. Please switch electronic devices to silent. Tea and coffee, I am afraid, are not allowed during sittings. We will consider the programme motion as on the amendment paper; a motion to allow us to deliberate in private about our questions in advance of the oral evidence sessions; and a motion to enable the reporting of written evidence...
Martin Caton: Therefore, the deadline for amendments to be considered at the first two line-by-line consideration sittings of the Committee on Tuesday 23 October is 4.30 pm on this Thursday 16 October.