David Crausby: The Prime Minister was right to prevent members of the royal family and Government Ministers from attending the football World cup in Russia, but what is being done to safeguard everyday football fans in what was, in my view, already a dangerous place to watch football, even before the incident in Salisbury? What advice will be given to travelling English supporters, many of whom have already...
David Crausby: Order. I think the Minister needs a chance to reply.
David Crausby: Very quickly.
David Crausby: Everybody pinches a minute. I will now call the Opposition Front-Bench speakers, but I ask them to limit their speeches to under nine minutes to allow the Minister an opportunity to respond.
David Crausby: I will now call the last Back-Bench speaker but I expect a tiny speech—no more than two minutes.
David Crausby: I asked Members to keep their speeches to five minutes, but everyone has exceeded that a bit. That means that someone may not get the chance to speak, so please keep your contributions to below five minutes.
David Crausby: You can. My friends don’t have to, but I think they should.
David Crausby: Order. I intend to call the first of the three Front Benchers at 3.30 pm. A number of Members have indicated that they want to speak, so if Members can keep their contributions to about five minutes, I think they will all get in.
David Crausby: We will start the debate, although it may well be interrupted very quickly by a Division.
David Crausby: Order. The Minister is not giving way.
David Crausby: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Government amendment 399. Amendment 349, in clause 14, page 10, line 46, l eave out “for a term of more than 2 years”. This amendment would prevent Ministers using delegated powers to create criminal offences which carry custodial sentences. Government amendment 400. Clause 14 stand part. That...
David Crausby: Order. I remind Members that if they keep their contributions short, more hon. Members will be called.
David Crausby: The hon. Gentleman should not have used the word “disingenuous”. I am sure that he will learn from it.
David Crausby: I will certainly pass on your remarks to Mr Speaker but, in the meantime, you have made your point to the House.
David Crausby: I remind hon. Members that the same rules apply in Westminster Hall as in the Chamber. If Back Benchers wish to speak, they will need to stand up to indicate that. As only Jim Fitzpatrick stood up, I will call him first.
David Crausby: Order. I call Wes Streeting.
David Crausby: I am going to move to the two Opposition Front-Bench spokespersons now, because we only have about 20 minutes left. I ask them both to keep their remarks to around five minutes each, because I think we all want to listen to the Minister and give Dr Offord a chance to sum up the debate.
David Crausby: Order. I remind hon. Members that if they speak for longer than three minutes, I will not be able to call all Members who wish to speak.
David Crausby: Thank you. I will call the three Front Benchers to speak at about 3.40 pm, which gives us about 40 minutes for Back Benchers. I will not impose a time limit, because I do not think that is practical, but I ask Members to keep their contributions to about two or three minutes. That will give everyone an opportunity to speak.
David Crausby: We are seeing the loss of skilled jobs at British Aerospace in Lancashire and more at Vauxhall in Ellesmere Port, as well as redundancies at Austin in Preston and Monarch in Manchester. What has happened to the northern powerhouse? Has its battery gone flat? If so, will the Prime Minister recharge it, as she rightly did in Northern Ireland?