Esther McVey: Absolutely, and then I will go to Stephen.
Esther McVey: Professor Bond?
Esther McVey: Thank you very much. I am just going to give the timing because I do not want to run out of time and we have less than 15 minutes left. I have the list of people wanting to speak and I will take it in this order: Daniel Zeichner, Jane Hunt, Sarah Owen and Aaron Bell. Did I miss anybody out? No. I move now to Daniel Zeichner.
Esther McVey: Thank you. Mindful of time, I call Jane Hunt.
Esther McVey: Thank you. Can I just interrupt and say that there are three minutes left and I have two questions left? Can people be to the point?
Esther McVey: Thank you.
Esther McVey: I think we are going to hear your question, Aaron, but we will not get the reply.
Esther McVey: Perfect. We have come to the end of the time allocated for the Committee to ask questions, and indeed for this morning’s sitting. I thank our witnesses on behalf of the Committee for their evidence. Professor James Wilsdon from the University of Sheffield, Professor Mariana Mazzucato from University College London and Professor Philip Bond from the University of Manchester, thank you very...
Esther McVey: Q1 Before we start hearing from the witnesses, do any Members wish to make declarations of interest in connection with the Bill? Nobody has given notice that they would like to do that. We will now hear oral evidence from Tris Dyson, managing director at Nesta Challenges, and Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, chief executive officer of UK Research and Innovation. Before calling the first...
Esther McVey: Q Thank you. Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, please introduce yourself for the record.
Esther McVey: I will go to the Minister, and then to Stephen. Can I have an indication—will Members put their hands up—of how many there are? That is four. If you want to ask another question, do you want to ask it now, or come back a little bit later?
Esther McVey: Thank you, Dame Ottoline. We have just under 20 minutes. Members need to be around the horseshoe to ask a question—there is a microphone on the corner. I will tell you the order in which I will ask questions, so those who are not in the horseshoe can get there. I will go to Daniel Zeichner first, Stephen Metcalfe second, Dawn Butler third, Aaron Bell fourth, Virginia Crosbie fifth and Chi...
Esther McVey: Dawn, I am mindful of time. We have seven or eight minutes. I have another three questions and Chi Onwurah to come back. Is it a quick one?
Esther McVey: If you are both answering, you have about a minute each.
Esther McVey: Those were both short answers so, Chi, we have time for you.
Esther McVey: Order. I am sorry, but I am going to have to stop you there. They had both been concise answers. I am sorry that we did not finally get to hear your further answer, Tris. Thank you both very much indeed for your time, Dame Ottoline and Tris Dyson.
Esther McVey: Before we begin, I have a few preliminary announcements. Hon. Members will understand the need to respect social distancing guidance. In line with the House of Commons Commission decision, face coverings should be worn in Committee unless Members are speaking or medically exempt. Hansard colleagues would be grateful if Members emailed their speaking notes to email@example.com. Please...
Esther McVey: The deadline for amendments to be considered at the first two line-by-line sittings of the Committee, on Tuesday 20 April, is the rise of the House tomorrow.
Esther McVey: Copies of written evidence that the Committee receives will be made available in the Committee Room and circulated to Members by email.
Esther McVey: Former police inspector Kash Singh set up One Britain One Nation, otherwise known as OBON, to bring together all communities, all classes, all ethnicities, races and religions to celebrate being British. OBON Day is held in June. However, next week, on 22 April, will be the launch at a school in Bradford. Will the Prime Minister join me in congratulating Kash Singh on his fantastic initiative...