Brexit indicative votes

I have set out below the details of the two rounds of indicative votes and how I voted. 

John Howell MP welcomes money for green spaces

On 17 February, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced a range of ambitious initiatives to secure the future sustainability of the nation's parks and to fund the creation of new parks and green spaces.

Gaza and the UN

I share the general dismay at the tragic loss of life in Gaza, which is a deeply concerning escalation in violence. However, the UNHRC inquiry failed to examine the Hamas terror group's involvement in the riots and for that reason the UK Government declined to support the subsequent report.

Speech in debate on disclosure of youth criminal records

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Walker. I will make a few comments about the impact of what we looked at in the report on education, housing and the insurance market. Those issues are adequately set out in the report, so I will just bring out a few points.

Speech on knife crime

It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Graham. I thank the hon. Member for Hartlepool (Mike Hill) for introducing the debate. I begin where I was going to end, by reinforcing to the Minister that, in this cross-party debate, we are taking the issue seriously, there is a huge amount of commitment to it, and there is an enormous strength of feeling in favour of dealing with it. If he has listened to all the contributions, he will understand that that is the feeling of the Chamber.

Brexit response

I am writing this response in view of the emails I have received on a number of subjects to do with Brexit from the revocation of article 50 to a People's Vote. There are a number of points I would like to make.

Speech in debate on autism

I, too, wish to start by paying tribute to my right hon. Friend the Member for Chesham and Amersham (Dame Cheryl Gillan), and I am glad that all our thoughts are with her.

Speech on wildlife crime

It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Rosindell. It is also a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for City of Chester (Christian Matheson). I agree with everything he said. I want to widen the debate on to an international stage.

Votes on Article 50

Following on from Wednesday's parliamentary votes on the subject of no-deal, I think it is appropriate for me to clarify the content and the subsequent developments stemming from Thursday's votes in the House of Commons.