Rosie Winterton: Order. After the next speaker, I am going to have to take the limit down to six minutes.
Rosie Winterton: I thank the hon. Lady for giving me notice of her point of order. As she says, there is a written ministerial statement today announcing the publication of the national planning policy framework. There is no legal requirement to lay this paper. As she says, it has been published online, although it is not available in the Vote Office. She has put on record her point about the inconvenience...
Rosie Winterton: Order. Is the hon. Gentleman going to take an intervention?
Rosie Winterton: Perhaps the hon. Gentleman would like to take the intervention.
Rosie Winterton: Order. May I once again say that we do not use the word “you” when referring to Members across the Chamber? “You” means me, which is lovely if you are talking to me. I ask Members to stick to that, otherwise it becomes very distracting.
Rosie Winterton: I want to emphasise again that using points of order just to get interventions in the debate on the record— the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete Wishart) was guilty earlier—needs to stop. It is not fair on others. Lots of Members want to speak, and this is not the way we should be having these debates.
Rosie Winterton: Order. May I ask the hon. Gentleman to face the Chair?
Rosie Winterton: Order. I remind hon. Members that I said if they keep to less than 10 minutes, everyone will get in. This is about being considerate to others.
Rosie Winterton: I hope it is a point of order.
Rosie Winterton: I have no idea whether the Minister has gone out temporarily, but there is another Minister on hand. I do hope that we are not going to have this debate interrupted by endless points of order, because people want to contribute; it is not fair.
Rosie Winterton: Order. This is a very well subscribed debate. I would prefer not to introduce a time limit, so if colleagues could speak for less than 10 minutes, we should get everyone in.
Rosie Winterton: Order. The point of order must be heard.
Rosie Winterton: Both hon. Members have made their views very clear, but neither of them made a point of order on which I can rule. I am sure that what the Leader of the House said at business questions was said in good faith and based on information that she had received. If she was intentionally inaccurate in anything she said, I am quite sure that she would take steps to correct the record. I do not think...
Rosie Winterton: I thank the hon. Lady for giving me notice of her point of order. I understand that she also gave notice to the Leader of the House. Obviously, each of us is responsible individually for what we say in this place, and the principle of parliamentary free speech is very important, but that has to be exercised with care and sensitivity. The hon. Lady has clearly put her view on the record. I...
Rosie Winterton: The hon. Gentleman has made clear the discrepancy he feels has taken place. I am sure that the Treasury Bench will have heard his comments and that the Minister, if she feels anything needs to be corrected, will do so. I am sure that the Treasury Bench will take that away.
Rosie Winterton: I have to report an error in the announcement of the result of yesterday’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 2018, the Ayes were 301 and the Noes were 211. In respect of the same Question, among those Members from qualifying constituencies...
Rosie Winterton: Order. I am very sorry but, because of time constraints, I will now have to impose a three-minute limit.
Rosie Winterton: Order. Mr Coyle, calm down. Moderation and good temper governs our debate. You are not showing much sign of that.
Rosie Winterton: Order. Before I call the spokesperson for the Scottish National party, colleagues will be aware that a large number of Members wish to speak, so I will have to impose a five-minute time limit immediately.
Rosie Winterton: Order. If the hon. Lady does not want to give way, it is completely up to her.