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Brexit update

While we wait to see how the vote or votes on the relationship with Europe will be tabled in January, I wanted to comment on a number of points made in emails to me.

Details of Heathrow consultation

Further to my last comments about the work Heathrow is doing to consult with local communities about their operations, I can now provide the following information.

Vote of no confidence in the PM

I have been asked how I will vote tonight in the vote of no confidence in the PM. I will vote for the PM. We must let her complete the task she has started. Ths is not the moment for change.

The Withdrawal Agreement

Ahead of the five day debate on the Brexit deal that the Prime Minister has negotiated I wanted to set out my thinking thus far.

My speech on Free Schools and the Europa School, Culham

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I thank my right hon. Friend the Member for Chelsea and Fulham (Greg Hands) for introducing this subject, because it is one that I have spent quite a considerable amount of my time specialising in within my constituency.

My 10 minute rule Bill

I beg to move, that leave be given to bring in a Bill to limit the grounds of appeal against decisions on planning applications consistent with a neighbourhood development plan or local plan; and for connected purposes.

Speech on Nigeria

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) on securing this important debate. It is a great pleasure to participate in it.

Speech on Courts and Tribunals Bill

It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Bristol West (Thangam Debbonaire), not least because, like her, I am not a lawyer. I think the more non-lawyers who speak in this debate, the better it will be, because we bring common sense to such a debate, which I am afraid from time to time legally qualified Members do not.