Lindsay Hoyle: Order. I must say to hon. Members that interventions are meant to be short, not speeches. I am very concerned about the number of Members who wish to get in. I am going to drop the time limit after this to six minutes, but Members should not be surprised if shortly after I have to drop it again.
Lindsay Hoyle: It is open to any Member to check. Let us crash on now. David Warburton has six minutes.
Lindsay Hoyle: Order. Many Members want to speak, so can we try to shave some time off speeches? If Members do not do that, I will have to take the limit down, or we will not get everybody in. I call Pete Wishart.
Lindsay Hoyle: Like Chorley.
Lindsay Hoyle: I ask the Serjeant at Arms to investigate a delay in the Aye Lobby. The House divided: Ayes 292, Noes 47.
Lindsay Hoyle: I ask the Serjeant at Arms to investigate the delay in the No Lobby. The House divided: Ayes 265, Noes 296.
Lindsay Hoyle: I know that would not be the case with the hon. and learned Lady, and I am sure that was not the intention of the hon. Gentleman.
Lindsay Hoyle: Order. Just to help: the Minister will obviously want to come back at the end of the debate, and I want him to save something to come back with. Even those on the Front Bench are meant to make only short interventions.
Lindsay Hoyle: No problem.
Lindsay Hoyle: Order. For clarification, I was actually looking around a first world war battlefield, and I went to see the grave of a Victoria Cross recipient from Chorley. It was essentially not a holiday.
Lindsay Hoyle: If Members are down to speak, I do not want to hear their speeches in interventions. Can we please just stick to interventions?
Lindsay Hoyle: During this global debate, we ought to welcome our visitors in the Gallery: the Royal Westminster Regiment, the Lorne Scots and the Australian Royal Victoria Regiment. It is a pleasure that this debate is going on in their presence and given their affiliation to the Fusiliers, who have a great history back in Lancashire.
Lindsay Hoyle: I know you won’t!
Lindsay Hoyle: Before we begin, in light of earlier comments during business questions and subsequent exchanges, I should say that the matters referred to in the Prime Minister’s statement on the Salisbury incident are not at this stage sub judice. Nevertheless, Members should exercise discretion and not say anything that may prejudice any future trial.
Lindsay Hoyle: I remind hon. Members that if there is a Division, only Members representing constituencies in England and Wales may vote. Resolved, That the Committee consents to the Voyeurism (Offences) No. 2 Bill.—(Lucy Frazer). The occupant of the Chair left the Chair to report the decision of the Committee ( Standing Order No. 83M(6)). The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair; decision reported. Third...
Lindsay Hoyle: I remind the House that before Second Reading, as required by the Standing Order, the entire Bill was certified as relating exclusively to England and Wales and within legislative competence. The Bill has not been amended since then. Copies of the certificate are available in the Vote Office and on the parliamentary website. Under Standing Order No. 83M, a consent motion is required for the...
Lindsay Hoyle: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Amendment 1, in clause 1, page 1, line 9, leave out “for a purpose mentioned in subsection (3))”. Amendment 2, page 2, line 1, leave out paragraph (c). Amendment 3, page 2, line 6, leave out subsection (3). As drafted the Bill potentially does not outlaw...
Lindsay Hoyle: Order. We have up to 22 Members standing. I just want to try to help everybody, so if we use up to eight minutes each, we will make sure everybody gets a fair go.