Criminal Justice and Police Bill

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The Chairman: Order. I have heard enough. I have made the position clear. I have taken advice from the senior Clerks and have reviewed the notes given to Chairmen of Committees on the circumstances of gross disorder. I consider this to be such a circumstance.

I cannot go to the Floor of the House and make a report. The hon. Gentleman may have misconstrued the naming process. In this context, it is a matter of identifying the Members, not naming them as Mr. Speaker would do on the Floor of the House.

Mr. Clarke: Further to that point of order, Mr. Gale. I move that the right hon. Member for Maidstone and The Weald and the hon. Members for West Derbyshire, for Beverley and Holderness and for Cotswold be reported to the House.

Mr. Heald: Further to that point of order, Mr. Gale.

The Chairman: I am sorry. I have been given a motion and I shall put it to the Committee forthwith.

Mr. Heald: Can I not oppose it, Mr. Gale?

The Chairman: No. I have said that I shall put the motion forthwith and I made it clear that it is not a motion for debate.

Motion made, and Question put,

    That the right hon. Member for Maidstone and The Weald (Miss Widdecombe) and the hon. Members for Cotswold (Mr. Clifton-Brown), for West Derbyshire (Mr. McLoughlin) and for Beverley and Holderness (Mr. Cran) be reported to the House for gross misconduct.

The Committee divided: Ayes 10, Noes 4.

Division No. 44]

Bailey, Mr. Adrian
Ballard, Jackie
Clarke, Mr. Charles
Grogan, Mr. John
Hughes, Mr. Simon
Lock, Mr. David
McCabe, Mr. Stephen
McDonagh, Siobhain
Sutcliffe, Mr. Gerry
Thomas, Mr. Gareth R.

Blunt, Mr. Crispin
Gray, Mr. John
Hawkins, Mr. Nick
Heald, Mr. Oliver

Question accordingly agreed to.

The Chairman: The Committee is adjourned in gross disorder, without Question put.

Committee rose at one minute past Seven o'clock.

The following Members attended the Committee:
Gale, Mr. Roger (Chairman)
Bailey, Mr.
Ballard, Jackie
Blunt, Mr.
Clarke, Mr. Charles
Gray, Mr.
Grogan, Mr.
Hamilton, Mr. Fabian
Hawkins, Mr.
Heald, Mr.
Hughes, Mr. Simon
Humble, Mrs.
McCabe, Mr.
McDonagh, Siobhain
Sutcliffe, Mr.
Thomas, Mr. Gareth R.

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