Week 12 December – 18 December
In a week when Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Syria launched a devastating assault on Aleppo, Theresa May was not invited to a dinner of EU leaders during a summit on Thursday, and Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox put in an £11.7 billion bid to take full control of Sky, what did Bernard Jenkin do?
Speeches and written questions
Bernard Jenkin did not make any contributions in any parliamentary debates this week.
Mr Jenkin voted four times this week.
On 12 December he voted: against a proposed amendment that would place a duty on HMRC to review annually the impact of Lifetime ISAs on automatic enrolment in workplace pensions; against a proposed amendment that would remove the provision for Lifetime ISAs from the Bill; against a proposed amendment that would allow a credit union to provide a Help-to-Save account; and for approving the draft Coasting Schools (England) Regulations 2016.
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee was the only committee Mr Jenkin sits on that carried out any oral evidence hearings this week. The committee questioned representatives from the Electoral Commission about the role and purpose of referendums.