Nadine Dorries: Before we begin, can I make the usual announcements? If you would like to take your jackets off, please do, and switch off your mobile phones. The Minister, sadly, much to her stress, is stuck on a train, which I believe has broken down. She may run through the door in a second. For the record, she is not here as a result of something that is not her fault. As the Committee cannot consider...
Nadine Dorries: Order. Mr Zahawi, the debate has started.
Nadine Dorries: Will Members please leave the Chamber quietly? The next debate is about to start.
Nadine Dorries: Order. Mrs Lewell-Buck, please make an intervention, not a speech.
Nadine Dorries: I call the Minister. Please remember to leave a minute for Ms Pow to wind up the debate.
Nadine Dorries: Order. I am sorry to interrupt, Ms Pow, but I notice that a lot of Members are wearing jackets. There is a temporary air conditioning unit in the room, but I am not sure how effective it will be. If anybody wishes to remove their jacket, they should feel free to do so.
Nadine Dorries: The Committee has voted not to adjourn. Unless a Committee member can offer a motion for debate, I shall have to ask a Committee member to move another motion to adjourn.
Nadine Dorries: Without a money resolution, I cannot accept a motion to consider clauses of the Bill or amendments; I am afraid we are just not charged in this Committee with doing that.
Nadine Dorries: I can accept the motion to adjourn only from Mr Khan. I will suspend the Committee so that we can have an informal discussion.
Nadine Dorries: Before we begin the sitting, I will make the usual announcements: Members who want to take of their jackets, please do; switch off mobile phones; there can be no tea or coffee. As the Committee cannot consider the clauses of the Bill until the House has agreed to a money resolution, I call Afzal Khan to move that the Committee do now adjourn.
Nadine Dorries: Order. Mr Matheson, this is going dangerously off-track.
Nadine Dorries: Before we begin, I have the usual announcements. Anyone who wants to may take off their jacket. Tea and coffee are not allowed. Please switch your phones to silent mode. As the Committee cannot consider the clauses of the Bill until the House has agreed to move a money resolution, we cannot discuss the Bill, so I call Afzal Khan to move that the Committee do now adjourn.
Nadine Dorries: Order. Please keep to the motion, Mr Linden.
Nadine Dorries: Order. It is not appropriate to read from a list in Committee.
Nadine Dorries: Please make a substantive contribution. Reading from a list is not allowed.
Nadine Dorries: Mr Linden, as this is now a matter of public record, could you let me know whether those names on the list you are reading from support the Bill.
Nadine Dorries: Order. Are you aware that the motion that we are discussing today is to adjourn?
Nadine Dorries: Then perhaps you could explain why you are giving the speech that you are, because it is not to the motion.
Nadine Dorries: My constituents have been incredibly tolerant in the face of the fiasco of their commuter journeys following the reorganisation of the timetables. However, added to their misery is the fact that when trains do turn up they are incredibly overcrowded. I have written to Govia three times asking it to conduct a risk assessment on the safety of my constituents who are their passengers as they...
Nadine Dorries: My constituents pay one of the highest prices for season tickets, out of taxed income. For more than 13 years, I have been complaining on their behalf as they have encountered one crisis after another, including under the previous Government for the first five of those 13 years. This is another crisis with which my constituents have had to deal. Will the Secretary of State please use his good...