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Official portrait of Will Quince by Chris McAndrew / CC BY 3.0

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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 made many contributions on several issues this week.

On Thursday he made his first two contributions on a debate on the issue of citizens’ rights after Brexit. He first asked a question to the Secretary of State for Brexit, David Davis, about what progress had been made on the citizen’s rights issue since negotiations with the EU began. Following the Secretary of State’s response, he was granted a follow up question in which he asked what assurances Mr Davis could give EU citizens in Colchester that reaching an agreement on their rights will continue to be the utmost priority in negotiations.

Also on Thursday Will Quince spoke in a debate on unaccompanied child refugees in Europe. He gave a speech in which he said he was proud of the government’s record on the issue of child refugees. He took one intervention during his speech which he answered before bringing his contribution to the debate to a close.

In a final contribution on Thursday Mr Quince spoke in a debate on Essex University. He made an intervention during a speech by Bernard Jenkin in which asked if the MP for Harwich and North Essex agreed with him that the University plays a huge role in the prosperity of Colchester.

On Friday the MP for Colchester contributed to one debate on the use of force in mental health units. He made a total of four contributions to the debate. You can read all four of these in the list below.

First contribution

Second contribution

Third contribution

Fourth contribution

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Votes

Mr Quince voted six times this week.

Mr Quince voted against a proposed new clause that would require a review to be undertaken of the effects of the provisions for overseas trusts from the new provisions in relation to deemed domicile. Mr Quince was loyal to the government and voted with the majority.

Mr Quince’s second vote was a vote against a proposed amendment that would have removed the power of the Treasury to reduce the £30,000 threshold in connection with the taxation of employment termination payments. Mr Quince was loyal to the government and voted with the majority.

He voted against a proposed amendment that would have made any system for quarterly reports by businesses not mandatory. Mr Quince was loyal to the government and voted with the majority.

The MP for Colchester voted against a proposed new clause that would require a review to be undertaken of the treatment of capital gains on commercial property disposed of by UK taxpayers with a foreign domicile. Mr Quince was loyal to the government and voted with the majority.

In his final vote of the day Mr Quince voted for a motion to move the Bill onto a third reading. He was loyal to the government and voted with the majority.

On Friday Mr Quince voted in a motion made at Prayers at the beginning of the day’s proceedings. A motion was made under Standing Order 163 that would make it so the House would sit in private that day. Mr Quince voted against the motion. He sided with the majority.

Committee work

Mr Quince sits on the Home Affairs Select Committee. The Committee this week carried out an oral evidence session for its inquiry into immigration policy, Will Quince was present at the session and asked several questions during it. You can read the transcript of the full hearing here.

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Official Portrait of Mr Bernard Jenkin by Chris McAndrew / CC BY 3.0

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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 made many contributions to several debates in Parliament this week.

Mr Jenkin made one contribution this week to a debate on the issue of sexual harassment within Parliament on Monday. He asked a question to Speaker of the House, Andrea Leadsom in which he brought up the fact that there is already a code of conduct for MPs in the House of Commons. The MP for Harwich and North Essex also mentioned the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s recently submitted suggestions on how the code and its machinery should be reformed.

On Wednesday Mr Jenkin made eight contributions to the debate on government commissioned assessments into the impact of Brexit. He gave a long speech in which he granted many interventions from other Members, in total he is recorded to have made eight contributions. In his speech he spoke against the Oppositions motion to force the government to release its Brexit impact assessment. His main speech begins here and carries on for some way down the page.

On Thursday Mr Jenkin spoke in a debate which he had been granted by the Speaker on the University of Essex. He led the debate and made its longest speech, he also took three interventions from other Members. You can read all of his contributions in the list below.

First Contribution

Second Contribution

Third Contribution

Fourth Contribution

On Friday Mr Jenkin spoke at extraordinary length in the debate on lowering the voting age to 16. Mr Jenkin is recorded to have made a total of twenty-one contributions to the debate but, in reality, he was simply generous in giving way to other Members during his speech. His speech, which was made against the idea of lowering the voting age, begins here and continues through the multitude of interventions until it finishes here.

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Votes

Mr Jenkin voted six times this week.

Mr Jenkin voted against a proposed new clause that would require a review to be undertaken of the effects of the provisions for overseas trusts from the new provisions in relation to deemed domicile. Mr Jenkin was loyal to the government and voted with the majority.

Mr Jenkin’s second vote was a vote against a proposed amendment that would have removed the power of the Treasury to reduce the £30,000 threshold in connection with the taxation of employment termination payments. Mr Jenkin was loyal to the government and voted with the majority.

He voted against a proposed amendment that would have made any system for quarterly reports by businesses not mandatory. Mr Jenkin was loyal to the government and voted with the majority.

The MP for Harwich and North Essex voted against a proposed new clause that would require a review to be undertaken of the treatment of capital gains on commercial property disposed of by UK taxpayers with a foreign domicile. Mr Jenkin was loyal to the government and voted with the majority.

In his final vote of the day Mr Jenkin voted for a motion to move the Bill onto a third reading. He was loyal to the government and voted with the majority.

On Friday Mr Jenkin voted in a motion made at Prayers at the beginning of the day’s proceedings. A motion was made under Standing Order 163 that would make it so the House would sit in private that day. Mr Jenkin voted against the motion. He sided with the majority.

Committee work

Bernard Jenkin is the Chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee. This week the Committee carried out one oral evidence session for its inquiry into devolution and Brexit. As chair of the Committee Mr Jenkin asked many questions and conducted the proceedings. You can read the full transcript of the session of watch the video in full.

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