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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: Order. This is an intervention, not a speech.
Martin Caton: We will now move on to our next debate, which happens to be on the National Citizen Service.
Martin Caton: Order. This is an extremely long intervention.
Martin Caton: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Amendment 1, in clause 112, page 94, line 1, at beginning insert— ‘(1) Before bringing forward any further reform of the bank levy rates system, the Chancellor shall lay before Parliament a report considering the impact on the total receipts paid to the Exchequer since 2010 by— (a) UK banking groups; (b) building society...
Martin Caton: Order. I wish to call the Minister by 3.45 pm at the latest, so I ask the hon. Member for Gainsborough (Sir Edward Leigh) to ensure that he has sat down by then.
Martin Caton: I call Kerry McCarthy, but I have to ask her to resume her seat by five minutes past 4 so that the wind-ups can begin.
Martin Caton: Order. Before the hon. Gentleman replies, I remind Members that we need to keep our contributions down to something like three minutes and interventions will probably prevent us from doing that.
Martin Caton: Order. If we are to hear everyone speak, we need speeches to last less than three minutes, with no interventions.
Martin Caton: As Members can see, a great number of people want to contribute to the debate. I will not set a time limit at this stage, but I appeal for Members to show a bit of self-discipline. We will only get everybody in if we keep contributions from Back-Bench Members down to five minutes and I want to call the Front-Bench Members at 20 to four.
Martin Caton: If he will publish an impact assessment of the effect of the draft Wales Bill on cross-border areas.
Martin Caton: I thank the Secretary of State for that answer, but the draft Bill provides for a lock-step approach to varying income tax bands, against the wishes of all political parties in the Assembly and against the advice of the Silk commission. The reason given is concern about overall progressivity in the UK tax system. Will the Secretary of State elaborate on what he means by progressivity and say...
Martin Caton: I will call you now, Mr Williams, but I appeal to you to sit down at 10.40 for the wind-ups.
Martin Caton: As can be seen by the attendance, there is quite a bit of interest in this debate. Six Back-Bench Members have already indicated that they would like to speak, so if Members can curtail their remarks as far as possible, we will get everyone in.
Martin Caton: Order. that is not a subject for me to rule on. As a very experienced Member, Mr Winnick, you know that it is entirely in the gift of the person speaking to give way. The Minister has said that he has a limited amount of time and wants to make progress.
Martin Caton: Order. My response is exactly the same as the one I gave to Mr Winnick.