Desmond Swayne: How is remaining in a customs union consistent with the decision of the British people to be no longer subject to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice?
Desmond Swayne: What estimate has my right hon. Friend made of the intervention by Sir Richard Dearlove and General Guthrie?
Desmond Swayne: What steps his Department plans to take to maintain standards on the care and protection of animals after the UK leaves the EU.
Desmond Swayne: How will the Minister crack down on puppy farming?
Desmond Swayne: To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what recent discussions the Church of England has had with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the persecution of Christians overseas.
Desmond Swayne: What estimate has my right hon. Friend made of the willingness of International Development and Foreign Office Ministers to actually do something about the persecution of Christians and put it at the top of their priorities?
Desmond Swayne: The hundreds of constituents who have written to me demanding that I vote down this deal divide into two kinds: those who urge me to reject it so that we can leave the European Union without a deal—their preferred option—and those who urge me to reject it so that we can stay in the EU. They both cannot be right. There will have to be some management of expectations. I have made my own...
Desmond Swayne: To guarantee Brexit, the Prime Minister should prorogue Parliament until April—tempting, isn’t it?
Desmond Swayne: The difficulty is that we do not know the extent of the compromise because negotiations on the future agreement have yet to begin, and because we will have paid the money upfront and will be unable to walk away from these negotiations, so we will be in a weak position. Can my right hon. Friend reassure me about the level of compromise that is likely to be made?
Desmond Swayne: The EU’s contingency arrangements are welcome, but what estimate has the Secretary of State made of the prospects for airports such as Bournemouth that want to increase their routes to Europe over the next year?
Desmond Swayne: rose—
Desmond Swayne: If I might offer an observation, Mr Speaker, on your response to the point of order raised by my hon. Friend the Member for Wycombe (Mr Baker).
Desmond Swayne: I just wish to offer the opinion that, with respect to the answer that you gave to my hon. Friend, Mr Speaker, change is always for the worse.
Desmond Swayne: How does the generosity of the Minister’s arrangements compare internationally?
Desmond Swayne: Is it fair to continue to subsidise solar panels by charging higher prices to other customers who could not possibly afford that investment?
Desmond Swayne: rose—
Desmond Swayne: I was not aware that this was a time-limited debate.
Desmond Swayne: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. My understanding was that the debate proceeds until there is a closure motion.