Lindsay Hoyle: Order. I don’t care what the Minister thinks he is doing; I am just telling him what he has to do.
Lindsay Hoyle: Do you wish to speak, Minister?
Lindsay Hoyle: The matter is now on the record for it to be picked up—[Interruption.] Hot potatoes! I now have to announce the result of today’s deferred Division, which was subject to a double majority vote under Standing Order No. 83Q, in respect of the Question relating to the draft Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order. The Ayes were 299 and the Noes were 211. In respect of the same...
Lindsay Hoyle: Order. We are not meant to use names.
Lindsay Hoyle: Can I suggest that we do up to 10 minutes, to try to give everybody equal time?
Lindsay Hoyle: Order. I just remind Members that we cannot have both people standing at the same time. Please give way to each other. Minister, are you giving way to Christine Jardine again?
Lindsay Hoyle: But more so the cream.
Lindsay Hoyle: Order. As indicated on the Order Paper, the Speaker has certified that the Bill relates exclusively to England and Wales on matters within devolved legislative competence. As the Bill has not been amended, there is no change to that certification. Copies of the certificate and the consent motion are available in the Vote Office. Under Standing Order No. 83M, a consent motion is required for...
Lindsay Hoyle: As we both know, you cannot move that motion at this stage.
Lindsay Hoyle: Mr Linden, you may wish to judge yourself as a second-class Member, but let me reassure you that I will always treat you as a first-class Member. On that basis, you will still not get your way. I remind the House that only Members representing constituencies in England and Wales may vote on the consent motion. I call the Minister to move the consent motion. Motion made, and Question proposed,...
Lindsay Hoyle: Order. Perhaps I can help. If the hon. Gentleman is suggesting that he needs an Adjournment debate, he should apply for one on allotments, because obviously we will not be discussing that as part of today’s debate.
Lindsay Hoyle: With the leave of the House, I will put motions 5 to 8 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
Lindsay Hoyle: Congratulations, Sir Oliver.
Lindsay Hoyle: There might already be one or two Acts with that name. Question put and agreed to. Bill accordingly read the Third time and passed.
Lindsay Hoyle: Order. I just say to Members that they have six minutes each.
Lindsay Hoyle: I suggest that we work on the basis of 15 minutes for opening speeches and 10 minutes for speeches thereafter.
Lindsay Hoyle: The Leader of the House has tabled a motion on the matter of privilege, which Mr Speaker has agreed should take precedence today. I call the Leader of the House to move the motion.
Lindsay Hoyle: May I just advise the hon. Gentleman that the Bill is not a personal attack on the Mayor of London? [Interruption.] I am sorry; did the hon. Member for Spelthorne (Kwasi Kwarteng) say something?
Lindsay Hoyle: I thank you for that, because otherwise I would have something to say and that would not be helpful to you. I am just trying to be constructive. We are on Second Reading of a Bill, and I am allowing latitude, but Members must focus on the Bill.
Lindsay Hoyle: The hon. Member for Spelthorne is helping out again. Let me just reassure you: the Bill is about knife crime, and not about other issues. As much as you think you are getting good advice from the hon. Gentleman, I would take your advice from the Chair.