Rosie Winterton: Order. If colleagues could stick to around nine minutes, we will be able to get everybody in.
Rosie Winterton: Order.
Rosie Winterton: Order.
Rosie Winterton: There are still approximately 60 Members who wish to speak in this debate, so I shall reduce the time limit to three minutes after the next speaker. Do bear in mind that every intervention means that somebody else is less likely to speak, as it adds time to a speech.
Rosie Winterton: Order. There are too many sedentary interventions, and it makes it rather difficult for the Hansard writers, as well as everyone else.
Rosie Winterton: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Amendment 12, page 13, line 27, at end insert— “402F Review of impact of termination payments on low income workers (1) Within two months of Royal Assent being given to the Finance (No. 2) Act 2017, the Chancellor of the Exchequer shall commission a review of the impact of the provisions of...
Rosie Winterton: Order. We still have a great number of speakers, as Members will see, so after the next speaker the time limit will be reduced to four minutes.
Rosie Winterton: I think the hon. Lady was referring to reports, but I also think she was just about to give way to the right hon. Gentleman.
Rosie Winterton: Obviously, the House has expressed a view in support of the motion. However, it is an issue for the Secretary of State, who is present now and has been for much of the debate. I am sure that she will wish to reflect on the view of the House and decide how to proceed. It is not a matter for the Chair; it is a matter for the Secretary of State.
Rosie Winterton: As I said, the House has expressed a view. The Secretary of State has been in the Chamber and heard the expression of the view of the House. It is now up to the Secretary of State to decide how to take forward the view of the House.
Rosie Winterton: As the hon. Gentleman said, the Minister is here and has heard his point of order. I am sure she will consider how to respond to it.
Rosie Winterton: As I have said, the situation this evening is that the House has expressed a view about the regulations, and, as I have said, it is up to the Secretary of State to decide how to proceed. The hon. Gentleman might wish to pursue the matter in business questions tomorrow.
Rosie Winterton: It is not a matter for the Chair how Members individually or collectively choose to vote. At the moment, this is rather a hypothetical question. However, this is something that hon. and right hon. Members might like to raise at business questions tomorrow.
Rosie Winterton: Order. The Speaker, unfortunately, had to leave, but he did ask me to pass on his congratulations and, I am sure, those of all of us, for that excellent and thoughtful speech.
Rosie Winterton: Order. The hon. Lady will, I hope, be aware that the amendment was not selected, so it should not be debated. I am sure she will want to return to the main business of the House.
Rosie Winterton: I call Mr Mark Harper.
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...