Desmond Swayne: Further to that point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. It would be a matter of great convenience to some of us to have all email accounts closed down.
Desmond Swayne: The hon. Member for Battersea (Marsha De Cordova) has spoken of a culture of indifference, but the bill for disability benefits this year will be £5.4 billion higher than it was in 2010. Is there an exponential increase in the number of disabled people between whom payments are being spread ever more thinly?
Desmond Swayne: But all our manufactures will have to be produced in full accordance with the acquis, will they not?
Desmond Swayne: Let the law take its course. By what factor did the Government and the other remain campaigns outspend the leave campaigns? It was 2:1, was it not?
Desmond Swayne: This is the petition of Mrs Melanie Ealing and constituents of New Forest West, who similarly complain that the home education community was not properly consulted and similarly requests that the House of Commons urges the Government to withdraw the draft guidance and the consultation. Following is the full text of the petition: [The petition of residents of the New Forest West, Declare that...
Desmond Swayne: I have a very successful manufacturer in my constituency abiding by the very disciplines that my right hon. Friend has, rightly, been so effusive about. Imagine, then, my surprise when I discovered that the proprietor and chief executive of this organisation, Col-Tec—one Mike Bailey—was to be my opponent as the UKIP candidate in the New Forest West division.
Desmond Swayne: Will my right hon. Friend give way?
Desmond Swayne: rose—
Desmond Swayne: But any scrutiny of and consultation on manufactures and food will be limited to tariff and quota, because we will continue to be bound by the acquis, won’t we?
Desmond Swayne: Two per cent. must not be the measure. Rather, it should be the capability to deliver lethal effect, shouldn’t it?
Desmond Swayne: How can my right hon. Friend justify the use of the adjective “common” in describing the noun “rulebook”, when he has committed to ongoing harmonisation? Even with a parliamentary process, it is their rulebook, is it not?
Desmond Swayne: Persuade me that the common rulebook is not the acquis by another name.
Desmond Swayne: The report, rather perversely in my view, complains that the roll-out has been too slow. Is it unreasonable for us to assume that it would like us to hurry up?
Desmond Swayne: When I chided President Ghani over his lack of co-operation on the return of failed asylum seekers, he told me that as a war president his priority was the young men and women taking the fight to the Taliban, rather than those who had run away. It was a fair point, was it not?
Desmond Swayne: But before she does—
Desmond Swayne: The hon. Lady spoke of the enormous technical difficulties and the absurdity of us operating as the European Union’s customs official. That is what we do at the moment. We charge tariffs on goods coming from the rest of the world and not from the EU. What is the difference in principle or in technology?
Desmond Swayne: How does the right hon. Gentleman believe that the announcement that there was to be a second referendum would influence the negotiating position of our counter-parties? Would it incline them to be more forthcoming with the negotiations?
Desmond Swayne: Will the Prime Minister assure me that we will not charge the EU any more for access to our markets than we would expect to be charged?
Desmond Swayne: Mr Speaker, if you complain to me that I am being too slow, am I unreasonable in assuming that you want me to go faster?
Desmond Swayne: The most recent assessment must be that passenger rail usage is down, because people cannot get into London today. Can the Minister tell us why that is?