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Bill Olner: One Mr. O'Brien is younger than me and one is older than me.
Bill Olner: Order. I remind hon. Members that we are talking about disability policy after the economic downturn.
Bill Olner: Will my right hon. Friend be partnering some of the drug companies, which hold an important key in respect of speedily rolling out anti-malarial vaccines to the population? This is not rocket science. There are some cheap vaccines out there, and the drug companies ought to be playing a fuller role than they are at present.
Bill Olner: My right hon. Friend will know that many communities give a great deal of support to NHS services, both in the hospice movement and in general health services. People would be dismayed if they thought that the moneys given voluntarily would be used against the NHS hospital budgets.
Bill Olner: How many premier league 4 sport partnerships have been established; and what assessment he has made of their effectiveness.
Bill Olner: I thank my hon. Friend for that answer and congratulate the premier league 4 sport partnerships, but how do schools manage to connect with the programme? We have a sporting college in my constituency, but I wonder how readily schools and other organisations know how to start a partnership with that excellent scheme.
Bill Olner: Do local newspapers face a greater threat from locally produced local government newspapers, or through the incompetence of their owners?
Bill Olner: Order. I must remind officials that they cannot pass notes to members of the public at the back of the room. I would appreciate it if they would refrain from doing that.
Bill Olner: Members will be aware that our colleague, David Taylor, died suddenly over the Christmas period. David was not only a member of the Chairmen's Panel who chaired Westminster Hall, but an assiduous contributor to debates in this Chamber, so before we begin the first debate, I ask you all to stand for a moment of silence in his memory.
Bill Olner: Order. I think that that is the third time that you have said "finally".
Bill Olner: Order. That was a long intervention, and the hon. Gentleman is hoping to be called next.
Bill Olner: Two hon. Members are waiting to speak in the debate. It is a very important subject and I want the party spokesmen to have adequate time to sum up, so I intend to call the Liberal spokesman at 11.55.
Bill Olner: I call David-[Interruption.] I am sorry; Mr. Mark Field.
Bill Olner: Order. We will not go through that argument in the debate today.
Bill Olner: Order. It is not a matter of my not wanting to hear the case discussed; I said only that it should be put in perspective. It was not in the jurisdiction of this Parliament, and the Scottish Executive made the decision.
Bill Olner: Order. That is fine, but we are discussing prisoner release decisions-the release of prisoners anywhere on compassionate grounds.
Bill Olner: Order. Before I call the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete Wishart) to respond, I remind hon. Members of the strictures that I tried to place on the debate. This is a general debate about prisoner release decisions on compassionate grounds. I would not want the whole debate to centre on something that was not the decision of the British Government.
Bill Olner: Order. The intervention has been well made.
Bill Olner: Order. The hon. Gentleman should give his party's spokesman an opportunity to contribute.
Bill Olner: Order. The hon. Gentleman was doing quite well until he took that last intervention.