Rosie Winterton: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Clauses 2 to 4 stand part. That the schedule be the First schedule to the Bill. Clauses 5 and 6 stand part. New clause 1—Report on operation of the relief— “(1) The Secretary of State shall, by 30 September 2018, lay a report before Parliament containing an assessment of the operation of the relief in the 2017-18...
Rosie Winterton: I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving me notice that he wished to raise this matter. I appreciate that it is an important matter of great concern to him and his constituents, but it is not a point of order. It is not for me to interpret the legal responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Health. However, the hon. Gentleman has succeeded in getting his concerns on the record. No doubt...
Rosie Winterton: As the House can see, a good many Bills will be presented today. [Interruption.] Now, now. To save time and to get on with the main business, I will accept private notice of the dates of Second Reading for Bills on the Order Paper where multiple Bills have been tabled by the same Member. Those dates will be minuted accordingly in Hansard and in Votes and Proceedings.
Rosie Winterton: The hon. Gentleman has asked for leave to propose a debate on a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration: namely, the UK exiting the EU and the role of devolved Administrations. I have listened carefully to his application, but I am not persuaded that this is a matter properly to be discussed under Standing Order No. 24. The Standing Order states that I should not...
Rosie Winterton: I am not aware of any notification of statements, but I am sure the hon. Gentleman knows that if he has not heard anything by tomorrow there will be an opportunity to raise the issue, perhaps during business questions. Question put and agreed to. House adjourned.
Rosie Winterton: To make his maiden speech, I call Paul Sweeney.
Rosie Winterton: I call Mohammad Yasin to make his maiden speech.
Rosie Winterton: Order. I do not want to impose a formal time limit, but I would ask Members to try to keep to four minutes. I will not then have to impose a formal time limit.
Rosie Winterton: Order. May I remind hon. Members that Mr Speaker asked that speeches be kept to about five minutes?
Rosie Winterton: Order. After the next speaker, I will be setting a six-minute time limit. A lot of Members have put in to speak, and it may have to be reduced further.
Rosie Winterton: Order. I am sure that Mr Gardiner will take the intervention when he wants to.
Rosie Winterton: This matter was raised earlier by another Member. I am sure that Ministers will be aware that it has been raised a second time, and is therefore a cause of some concern to Members. The Speaker advised earlier that Members might consider raising it at business questions tomorrow, so I think I will leave it at that.
Rosie Winterton: Order. After the next speaker, the time limit will be reduced to five minutes. I call Peter Kyle.
Rosie Winterton: Order. I remind hon. Members that a six-minute limit applies to Back-Bench speeches.
Rosie Winterton: I call Steve Double.
Rosie Winterton: I call Rachel Maclean to make her maiden speech.
Rosie Winterton: The Secretary of State says that he wants the maximum scrutiny of legislation over the next few years, but given the sheer volume of particularly delegated legislation that he has outlined, does he think it is really feasible to reduce the number of MPs by 50?
Rosie Winterton: As has been said, the Prime Minister referred in her statement to “taking due account of the specific interests of every nation and region of the UK”, but leading councils in Yorkshire have had no contact whatsoever from the Government. Will she please now work with local government and local enterprise boards in all English regions to analyse the effect of Brexit on jobs, trade...
Rosie Winterton: Is not the main issue to make sure that people have good access to occupational health services—particularly so that preventive action can be taken if an individual feels that they are suffering from a mental health problem—meaning that they can get to an occupational health service quickly and easily to get proper advice?
Rosie Winterton: I welcome the Leader of the House’s assurances about support for staff after yesterday’s tragic events, and I thank you, Mr Speaker, for what you said about the Commission, under your chairmanship, looking at the lessons learned and particularly the issue of support for staff. May we have a debate on the work of the Taylor review before it completes, so that we can feed in our...