Foreign Affairs Committee

Part of Exiting the European Union (Agriculture) – in the House of Commons at 4:52 pm on 19th March 2019.

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Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster Conservative, Torbay 4:52 pm, 19th March 2019

Actually, I commend the Government Whips Office for giving us a free vote to allow people to make their choice according to their conscience. I will abstain. I am not whipped as a payrolled Member to be in the Aye Lobby or the No Lobby. It is right that all Members of the House should make their own choice today. We all differ, and each choice will be valid. With that, I bring my remarks to a close—[Interruption.] I can hear the disappointment of Nic Dakin. The reason I will abstain is purely that I do not agree with the principle of key Government Members making a decision about Opposition Members.