Hollingbourne MP votes with Government in Finance Bill Brexit amendment and asks questions about Operation Stack. – UPDATED.

Faversham and Mid Kent MP Mrs Helen Whately supported the Government yesterday in Parliament on a number of issues including child poverty and the impact of Brexit on the economy. She also asked Mr Chris Grayling about the impact of another Operation Stack (or Brock) on her constituency which includes Hollingbourne.

The update from the “They work for you” appears below. The vote marked in blue was the when the Government was defeated by 303 votes to 296 on a motion that was designed to stop the Government proceeding with a “no deal Brexit” without the consent of Parliament. Mrs Whately noted “no”.

Finance (No. 3) Bill – Impact of provisions of section 5 on child poverty and equality (8 Jan 2019) https://www.theyworkforyou.com/divisions/pw-2019-01-08-285-commons
Voted (no) against requiring the Chancellor of the Exchequer to review the impact of clause 5 on child poverty and equality (division #285; result was 294 aye, 312 no)

Finance (No. 3) Bill – Review of powers in consequence of EU withdrawal (8 Jan 2019) https://www.theyworkforyou.com/divisions/pw-2019-01-08-286-commons
Voted (no) against requiring the Chancellor of the Exchequer to review the fiscal and economic effects of the exercise of the powers in clause
89(1) before exercising those powers. (division #286; result was 292 aye, 314 no)

Finance (No. 3) Bill – Minor amendments in consequence of EU withdrawal (8 Jan 2019) https://www.theyworkforyou.com/divisions/pw-2019-01-08-287-commons
Voted (no) against preventing the Government implementing the “no deal” provisions of Clause 89 without the explicit consent of Parliament for such an outcome. (division #287; result was 303 aye, 296
no)

Finance (No. 3) Bill – Minor amendments in consequence of EU withdrawal (8 Jan 2019) https://www.theyworkforyou.com/divisions/pw-2019-01-08-288-commons
Voted (no) against instituting a commencement motion for Clause 89.
(division #288; result was 292 aye, 303 no)

Finance (No. 3) Bill – Review of effects on public finances (8 Jan 2019) https://www.theyworkforyou.com/divisions/pw-2019-01-08-289-commons
Voted (no) against requiring the Chancellor of the Exchequer to review the effectiveness of the changes made to entrepreneurs’ relief by Schedule 15. (division #289; result was 289 aye, 312 no)

Finance (No. 3) Bill – Review of effects on measures in Act of certain changes in migration levels (8 Jan 2019) https://www.theyworkforyou.com/divisions/pw-2019-01-08-290-commons
Voted (no) against requiring a review of effects on measures in the Bill of certain changes in migration levels. (division #290; result was 289 aye, 311 no)

Some of her parliamentary questions appear below with the one of particular relevance to Hollingbourne in blue as it relates to the M20.

Seaborne Freight (8 Jan 2019)
https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2019-01-08a.188.5&s=speaker%3A25398#g199.5
Helen Whately: The view from my constituency, which has the M20 and the
M2 running through it, is that we must not have another Operation Stack, so I welcome all contingency measures that my right hon. Friend is taking, but the reality is that whatever happens, the vast majority of our freight will have to continue to go through Dover-Calais. Therefore, the flow of that route is absolutely critical. Will he...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Impact of provisions of section 5 on child poverty and equality (8 Jan 2019)
https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2019-01-08a.212.1&s=speaker%3A25398#g229.1
Helen Whately: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Gedling (Vernon Coaker). In fact, I agree with some of the sentiments that he has expressed. The level of poverty is still unacceptable, and that makes me unhappy. I am also unhappy about the level of inequality across the country and in my own constituency, but I want to support a Government who are doing something about it, not just through…

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Impact of provisions of section 5 on child poverty and equality (8 Jan 2019)
https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2019-01-08a.212.1&s=speaker%3A25398#g229.3
Helen Whately: I thank the hon. Lady for her intervention, but we should be a little cautious about assessing a particular bit of policy in isolation without considering other policy areas, because that might result in false information. For instance, if we examined a specific bit of Government spending, it may appear to be doing a fantastic job, but if we do not consider the counter-effect and the money…

Mrs Whately can be contacted at helen.whately.mp@parliament.uk

 

UPDATE for 9th January from “They Work for You”:

Business of the House (Section 13(1)(B) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) (No. 2) (9 Jan 2019) https://www.theyworkforyou.com/divisions/pw-2019-01-09-291-commons
Voted (no) against saying that a Minister must table a motion within three sitting days considering the process of exiting the European Union, if the Meaningful Vote is voted down. (division #291; result was
308 aye, 297 no)

UPDATE for 15th January from “They Work for You”:

European Union (Withdrawal) Act – [9th Allotted Day] (15 Jan 2019) https://www.theyworkforyou.com/divisions/pw-2019-01-15-292-commons
Voted (no) against amending the Meaningful Vote to say it was subject to changes being made in the Withdrawal Agreement and in the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol so that the UK has the right to terminate the Protocol without having to secure the agreement of the EU.
(division #292; result was 24 aye, 600 no)

European Union (Withdrawal) Act – [9th Allotted Day] (15 Jan 2019) https://www.theyworkforyou.com/divisions/pw-2019-01-15-293-commons
Voted (aye) to approve the negotiated agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU and Euratom, and the framework for the future relationship between the EU and the UK. (division #293; result was 202 aye, 432 no)