Andrew Rosindell: Does the hon. Member for High Peak wish to exercise a short right of reply at the end?
Andrew Rosindell: Order.
Andrew Rosindell: Order. There is a four-minute time limit. I call Liz Twist.
Andrew Rosindell: Order.
Andrew Rosindell: I advise Members that there is now a four-minute limit on speeches, until the Front-Bench speeches begin.
Andrew Rosindell: Is Ruth George present to move the motion? [Interruption.] I remind hon. Members that they should be here on time so that debates can begin in a timely fashion.
Andrew Rosindell: The very last thing my constituents would want is the revocation of article 50. The British people voted for Brexit, they expect the Prime Minister to deliver it, and they have every confidence that she will. Will she reassure the people of Gibraltar that no agreement will be made unless they are fully included in that agreement, and that Spain has no veto over their future?
Andrew Rosindell: I know that the First Secretary will be delighted to see that Parliament Square is now displaying the flag of every British overseas territory to welcome the King of Spain this week, including the flag of Gibraltar. Will he ask my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to remind the King of Spain that Gibraltar is British and that its sovereignty will remain paramount?
Andrew Rosindell: What steps he is taking to reduce rates of depression and suicide among former British military personnel.
Andrew Rosindell: I thank the Minister for his reply, but can he tell us more about the Veterans’ Gateway and how it will work alongside the young royals’ charity, the Heads Together campaign, to support veterans with mental health problems?
Andrew Rosindell: The Minister will be aware that motorbike and moped crime in London is on the increase. We need community officers who can deal with this problem directly, as it is an increasing issue. What are the Government doing about it? Can we please make our communities safer in this respect?
Andrew Rosindell: Does the hon. Gentleman also agree that there is another border between the European Union and the UK, and that is between Gibraltar and Spain? What is his view on that one?
Andrew Rosindell: I thank the hon. Member for Cardiff North (Anna McMorrin) for her contribution today. It is a pleasure to follow her, and to thank her for her kind and generous remarks about her predecessor, Craig Williams. I am sure that we all wish her every personal success serving in the House of Commons. As the UK leaves the European Union, the British people and Parliament will again have the right to...
Andrew Rosindell: There is a Division, so we will return in 15 minutes. Sitting suspended.
Andrew Rosindell: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for a national public holiday marking the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee in 2017 and to establish a framework to ensure that the United Kingdom, its overseas territories and Crown dependencies appropriately commemorate this occasion; and for connected purposes. The 65th anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen’s...
Andrew Rosindell: On that very point, does my hon. Friend agree that the Commonwealth realms have been neglected? The constitutional link that they have with the United Kingdom in sharing Her Majesty the Queen as the Head of State should be cherished. Their citizens should be given preferential treatment not only when they arrive at Heathrow and enter this country, but in other ways. We should build a closer...
Andrew Rosindell: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that this is also a great opportunity to encourage the Republic of Ireland to join the Commonwealth and to include it in any possible arrangements for free trade across the world? There is an opportunity for the British Isles. Does he agree with that?
Andrew Rosindell: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this very important debate at this time, as we leave the European Union. It is fantastic that he speaks passionately about the Commonwealth, but does he also include the overseas territories and the Crown dependencies? There are 21 of them and they are not members of the Commonwealth in their own right. Does he agree that we must include them in any...
Andrew Rosindell: Order. In view of the number of Members wishing to speak, there will be a time limit of four minutes.