Desmond Swayne: What steps his Department is taking to prepare the civil aviation sector for the UK leaving the EU.
Desmond Swayne: What European destination would want to turn away planeloads of spending British tourists?
Desmond Swayne: I have an interest in the register. No matter how welcome the proposals, the Minister will agree that his proposals for vastly increasing the supply will be a much more effective defender of tenants’ interests.
Desmond Swayne: There are occupants of the Treasury Bench to whom I once taught economics, and I used to tell them that the United Kingdom owned more assets overseas per capita than any other nation on earth. Do we still believe in the free movement of capital?
Desmond Swayne: We are exporting automobiles very successfully to the United States against a 10% tariff. How much better would we do with free trade?
Desmond Swayne: Is it the availability of intelligence that has prompted the Government of Israel to support the President’s assessment?
Desmond Swayne: Will my bills go up?
Desmond Swayne: rose—
Desmond Swayne: I want to escape this Marxist universe. We cap university fees and, lo and behold, all the universities charge the maximum. Can the Secretary of State persuade me that electricity will be any different?
Desmond Swayne: Can we just declare for free trade?
Desmond Swayne: The right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) described the current regime as having all the advantages of a graduate tax with none of the disadvantages. Is that not still the case, and would we not want to avoid the ridiculous situation at the University of St Andrews, where Scottish student numbers are capped at 20%?
Desmond Swayne: I am one of the people as well, and I will conduct my voting in this Chamber entirely on the basis of my own opinion and my own conscience. I decide when and how I vote, not the Government, and on the occasion in question, I chose to deploy my vote accordingly. I was in agreement with the first motion, because the lead I tend to take from my Front Bench was in agreement with it. Why would I...
Desmond Swayne: Family doctors undertake such work, but why have only a quarter of them had any formal training in mental health?
Desmond Swayne: To negotiate an outcome consistent with the ambition that my right hon. Friend has set out, is it not absolutely essential that we invest in preparations against the possibility of no agreement at all?
Desmond Swayne: Will my right hon. Friend give way?
Desmond Swayne: I recently returned to my alma mater in Scotland, some 30 years after leaving. I was surprised to discover that Scottish students were capped at 20% of the student body. For all students to have no fees is a disadvantage, because universities cannot afford to educate them.
Desmond Swayne: What steps he is taking to ensure the accuracy of carbon emission measurements.
Desmond Swayne: Excellent! Are we on track to meet our fourth carbon budget from 2023 to 2027?
Desmond Swayne: Can more creative use be made of the price mechanism in those subjects with shortages?
Desmond Swayne: I hope that the Minister still believes that no deal is better than a bad deal.