Mr Paul Dean: Order. I am sorry, but I must call the hon. Gentleman to order now.
Mr Paul Dean: Does the hon. Gentleman have the agreement of the hon. Member for Stafford (Mr. Cash) and the Minister of State for the Armed Forces to make a speech?
Mr Paul Dean: Order. I remind hon. Members that the Adjournment is related to the future of the Staffordshire Regiment.
Mr Paul Dean: I understand that hon. Members other than the hon. Member for Stafford (Mr. Cash) may seek to intervene. I should remind the House that the Adjournment debate is, as it were, the property of the Member who has it and of the Minister who is replying. Interventions can take place only with the agreement of the hon. Member and the Minister.
Mr Paul Dean: Order. The hon. Lady has already spoken. She needs the leave of the House to speak again.
Mr Paul Dean: When I asked whether the hon. Lady had the leave of the House to speak again, there was no objection.
Mr Paul Dean: Order. I have been very tolerant with the hon. Gentleman, but he is now straying well away from the orders again.
Mr Paul Dean: Order. I remind the hon. Gentleman that it is not in order on the Adjournment to discuss legislation. I am sure that he can use his ingenuity to make his points without referring to legislation.
Mr Paul Dean: Order. Perhaps I can help the hon. Gentleman. He may refer to changes that he would like to see. So long as he avoids referring to a Bill he will remain in order.
Mr Paul Dean: Order. I am sorry to interrupt the hon. Gentleman, but time is moving on. I am sure that he wishes to be fair to the Minister and give him an opportunity to reply.
Mr Paul Dean: I must inform the hon. Gentleman that I cannot accept his request. Mr. Hayward.
Mr Paul Dean: Order. Let me deal with one point at a time. The right hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe (Mr. Morris) has made comments, which he is perfectly entitled to do, but he has not raised a point of order for the occupant of the Chair. It is the job of the occupant of the Chair at 2.30 pm on a Friday—and on other occasions—if the debate is still proceeding, to ask what day it is to be...
Mr Paul Dean: I remind the House that we are following the normal procedures of the House, and that it is my duty, as the occupant of the Chair, to ensure that they are carried out.
Mr Paul Dean: Order. I remind the House that we cannot continue the debate now. However, I will take points of order so long as they are genuine points of order.
Mr Paul Dean: I have allowed a good run on points of order because I realise that there are strong feelings on this matter on both sides of the House. However, I can only repeat that it is the job of the Chair to carry out the Standing Orders and the procedures of the House as they are at present. That has been done. If hon. Members feel that the procedure should be changed, of course they are perfectly...
Mr Paul Dean: Order. We must make progress.
Mr Paul Dean: Second Reading what day? No day named.
Mr Paul Dean: With this we may take new clause 16—Resources— '. It shall be the general duty of the Chief Inspectors for England and Wales to identify the resource needs of the education system and advise their respective Secretaries of State accordingly and each Chief Inspector shall direct Her Majesty's Inspectors to ensure (a) that inspection reports on individual schools contain information on the...
Mr Paul Dean: Order. I must discourage this sort of presentation in the Chamber.
Mr Paul Dean: Order. That is quite enough for an intervention. I remind the House that we are not in Committee. Interventions must be brief. I call Mr. Hardy.