Bernard Jenkin weekly: No.3

Composite image of London Parliament 2007-1 by Alvesgaspar / CC BY-SA 3.0 and Bernard Jenkin MP asking a question at Edmund Burke Philosopher, Politician, Prophet [background removed and flipped] by Policy Exchange / CC BY 2.0

Week 24 October – 30 October

In a week when the government announced it would be going ahead with the plan to build a third runway at Heathrow airport, Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith resigned and triggered a by-election where he will run as an independent in protest over the Heathrow decision, and Japanese car maker Nissan was reportedly given insight into the UK’s negotiating position on Brexit, what did Bernard Jenkin do?

Speeches and written questions

Bernard Jenkin spoke once in Parliament this week where he asked the Prime Minister a question about a joint ministerial meeting she had with the First Ministers of the devolved assemblies.

He asked whether the Prime Minister would “in future give oral statements to the House on meetings of that Joint Ministerial Council to emphasize the importance of those meetings?”

In the same contribution he also wanted to know whether the other administrations accepted “the principle that there should be a sub-committee looking at the particular issue of Brexit?”

Voting record

The MP for Harwich and North Essex only voted in one division this week on the matter of the crisis in Yemen.

He voted: against an Opposition motion that would have condemned the reported bombing of civilian areas and called on the Government to suspend its support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces in Yemen.

Mr Jenkin was loyal to the government and voted with the majority.

Select committees

None of the three select committees Mr Jenkin sits on carried out any oral evidence sessions this week.

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