Jimmy Hood: Order. I am not going to allow that again; that is the last time. An intervention must be an intervention.
Jimmy Hood: Order. I am sure I heard a conversation from the Government Back Benches. I should not be hearing such conversations.
Jimmy Hood: Order. That was more a speech than an intervention.
Jimmy Hood: It was a good speech, but not an appropriate intervention.
Jimmy Hood: Order. I think we are slipping away from the amendment.
Jimmy Hood: Order. I do not think that that intervention kept to the spirit of what I was trying to advise. I am sure that other members of the Committee who want to make a contribution or an intervention will be mindful of the Chairman’s comments.
Jimmy Hood: Order. The hon. Member for North West Leicestershire cannot walk across the Chair.
Jimmy Hood: Order. The hon. Lady’s intervention is stepping away from the amendment.
Jimmy Hood: Order. I draw attention to the Public Gallery. If the hon. Gentleman cannot sit down and listen to the proceedings, he can leave the Committee. He is not to go over to the Public Gallery to have conversations.
Jimmy Hood: Order. The amendment has passed. We are not talking about the amendment, we are talking about stand part. Will the hon. Gentleman address his remarks to clause stand part?
Jimmy Hood: Order. Has the hon. Gentleman entered a stand part debate or is he speaking to his amendment?
Jimmy Hood: Order. Before the hon. Gentleman begins, I should point out that when I originally tried to put the Question, there was no sound to the contrary. If he had wanted a clause stand part debate, he should have drawn my attention to that earlier. I will now call him, but if that happens in future, it is up to the Member to catch the eye of the Chair, not for the Chair to assume that the Member is...
Jimmy Hood: Yes, there will be a stand part debate on schedule 1. Does the hon. Member for Chesterfield want to speak to clause 3 stand part?
Jimmy Hood: Order. I know that the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend East has been promoted to Government Whip, but he may have heard at the beginning of our proceedings that I will not allow chatting across the Front Benches. I hope that Members will desist from it on both sides.
Jimmy Hood: Order. Members should not leave the Committee to go to the Public Gallery and start their conversations there.
Jimmy Hood: Order. I remind the Committee that for the rest of the proceedings interventions should be a little shorter than that.
Jimmy Hood: Order. Before the hon. Gentleman proceeds, can I just call on hon. Members to resist the temptation to conduct conversations with colleagues while other colleagues are on their feet?
Jimmy Hood: Order. A bit too long.
Jimmy Hood: Order. I said at the beginning of the Committee this morning that I did not want chatter between the Front Benches. A lot of restraint would be helpful at this stage.
Jimmy Hood: Order. I am trying to be helpful. Hon. Members were asking earlier whether we would have a stand part debate. If they will not allow the Minister to get through his response without a huge number of interventions, which will cover part of what would be expected to be in the stand part debate, hon. Members may be talking themselves out of having a stand part debate. So I would hope that...