Mr Andy King: I thank my right hon. Friend for all the efforts that he has made since taking up his present post. I know that farmers in my constituency have great confidence in him, because they cancelled an arrangement that they had made to come here, yet again, to lobby Warwickshire Members. Owing to my right hon. Friend's efforts, they decided that such action was unnecessary at this time. That denotes...
Mr Andy King: I welcome my right hon. Friend's statement. Like him, I spent my teenage years in the Army cadet force. They may not have helped me, but they were particularly enjoyable years. I believe that the cadet forces are very productive in channelling the positive energies of young people, and 1 benefited greatly from my experience. I particularly welcome the £tra that is to be put into the cadet...
Mr Andy King: Will the hon. Gentleman clarify whether the measure would have been passed in the other place if the hereditary peers had been discounted?
Mr Andy King: rose—
Mr Andy King: It is unfortunate that the hon. Gentleman has chosen to argue ad hominem, which undermines a debate which is long overdue in this House. Is the hon. Gentleman frightened of having the support of 50 per cent. and above of his electorate? It sounds to me as if he would benefit from the top-up Member to assist him with his work in Lincolnshire.
Mr Andy King: What action her Department has taken to improve the competitiveness of manufacturing industry in Europe during the British presidency of the European Union. 
Mr Andy King: Does my hon. Friend agree that Britain's new relationship with our European partners is already bearing fruit and that it is in stark contrast with the miserable legacy that we inherited from the Tory Government, who succeeded only in reviling Europe and alienating Britain from the rest of the continent? We have a much better future for manufacturing in Britain under the new Labour Government.
Mr Andy King: Does the hon. Gentleman use the health service?
Mr Andy King: The hon. Gentleman should be supporting us.
Mr Andy King: No.
Mr Andy King: It is what is done with it that counts.
Mr Andy King: If he will make a statement on UK relations with Algeria. 
Mr Andy King: I thank my hon. Friend for that reply. Does he agree that the price of victory and the power struggle in Algeria is being paid for with the bodies of innocent women and children?
Mr Andy King: He lost. He was beaten badly.
Mr Andy King: Hear, hear.
Mr Andy King: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker.
Mr Andy King: I believe that I have a point of order. I am a new Member too, Mr. Deputy Speaker, so I seek some clarification from you. The right hon. and learned Gentleman is making unsubstantiated allegations and is not willing to answer one question—
Mr Andy King: Can my hon. Friend assure me that, in the light of the small trusts that collapsed and were clearly a disaster under the Conservatives, such as Rugby national health service trust, which left us with rubble in place of a robust local health service, there will be clear criteria and guidance to protect local services that should be delivered locally and should not be taken away by predatory,...
Mr Andy King: The hon. Lady is scaremongering.
Mr Andy King: I have never heard so much rubbish in all my life as I have listened to for the past three hours from those hypocrites opposite me—