Can I just answer that? That was not a point of order—[ Interruption .] If members would quieten down, they might hear something. That was not a point of order, but I was not the only one up here who did not hear. There are three people sitting here; two did not hear.
On a point of order, Presiding Order. I realise that this is a difficult situation—I fully understand that. However, you have just conceded yourself that a member of the clerking team heard a no being called in the Parliament. Therefore, there is only one conclusion that can be drawn—that a no was clearly called from the Parliament. In those circumstances, you must accept that.
With respect, Presiding Officer, having taken informal soundings among three of the four business managers—I hope that the fourth business manager would agree—I think that it is in everybody's interest if we could suspend standing orders for the moment and have an adjournment until we sort this out.
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I understand that, according to the standing orders, if the Presiding Officer has made a ruling and we have moved on to a different set of votes, then another vote has been called and we should proceed to that vote. That is what the standing orders say. If the Government wishes to bully the Presiding Officer—
I make it absolutely clear that I do not think that I am being bullied. I have given you a ruling. I genuinely did not hear anyone say no. I have moved on and the vote has been taken.
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I appreciate that there might be discrepancies in what has been heard. However, we know that audio recordings are taken of proceedings in the chamber. I think that it would be helpful to have an adjournment to allow the audio tapes to be interrogated to clarify whether the Minister for Environment did, in fact, say no in respect of the amendment. We have been able to interrogate tapes in the past in that respect.
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I believe that, under the standing orders, there is capacity for me to move a motion without notice that we suspend. I therefore move a motion without notice that we suspend proceedings to sort this out properly, before it goes any further.
Can I have members' attention just for one minute? This is a very unfortunate set of circumstances. However, I can say with absolute and complete honesty that I did not hear anyone say no, so I moved on. I want to make that clear to all of you. I am prepared to suspend the meeting for five minutes for members to discuss the matter and come back. However, remember what I said: I did not hear anything, so I legitimately and honestly moved on to the next vote. You can now have your discussion.