Ben Dean-Titterrell brings us another of his weekly updates on what our MPs have been getting up to in Westminster
If you live off campus and in Colchester, this is the weekly update for your MP Will Quince’s activities in Parliament.
Speeches and contributions
Will Quince spoke in one debate in Parliament this week. He spoke in a debate on Wednesday on the centenary of the Balfour Declaration and asked fellow Conservative MP Matthew Offord, who secured the debate, if he believed the city of Rawabi in the West Bank was a good indication of what a future Palestinian state could look like.
On Monday the MP for Colchester cast his first vote of the week. Mr Quince voted in a division on the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill. Mr Jenkin voted for moving the Bill onto a Second Reading.
Mr Quince’s second vote of the week came on Tuesday as part of the Smart Meters Bill. He voted for moving the Bill onto a Second Reading.
Mr Quince sits on the Home Affairs Select Committee. The Committee carried out one oral evidence session this week. The Committee questioned several Chief Constables of Police Forces across the country as well as later questioning Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, National Lead for Counter-Terrorism Policing, Metropolitan Police for its inquiry into Policing for the Future. Mr Jenkin was present at the session and asked several questions. You can read a transcript of the session by clicking here, or watch the session full by clicking here.
If you live on campus or in Wivenhoe, this is the weekly update for your MP Bernard Jenkin’s activities in Parliament.
Speeches and contributions
Bernard Jenkin’s first contribution to a debate this week came on Monday as a question to the Prime Minister following a statement about the previous week’s European Council meeting. Mr Jenkin asked the Prime Minister if she would “stick to her guns” and keep confident in the fact that the only people undermining her on the Government benches were those threatening to vote with the Labour Party.
Mr Jenkin’s second contribution this week was made on Wednesday in a debate on the topic of Brexit and further devolution. Mr Jenkin asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell, if he might bring to his attention the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, which Mr Jenkin chairs, and its inquiry on devolution and Brexit.
On Thursday Mr Jenkin’s final contribution of the week came as a question to David Davis, the Brexit Secretary. He asked the Secretary of State if he would make it clear to Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, it would be preferable to conclude a deal as early as possible.
On Monday the MP for Harwich and North Essex cast his first vote of the week. Mr Jenkin voted in a division on the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill. Mr Jenkin voted for moving the Bill onto a Second Reading.
Mr Jenkin’s second vote of the week came on Tuesday as part of the Smart Meters Bill. He voted for moving the Bill onto a Second Reading.
Mr Jenkin is Chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee. The Committee did not carry out any oral evidence sessions this week.