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Matt Western (Lab) says Rishi Sunak had to be airlifted to a pharmacy in Southampton recently after suffering from electoral misfunction.

Sir Desmond Swayne (Con) aks what reason there might be for giving EU nationals the right to vote in UK elections. Their numbers are equivalent to the population of Wales, he says.

Dowden says while the Tories will stop the boats, Labour will rig the votes.

Dowden says the government remains committed to reforming the leasehold system. Plans will be set out later in this parliament.

Dowden gives DUP leader assurance about government acting to guarantee Northern Ireland’s access to UK market

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, the DUP leader at Westminster, says the Westminster framework could create further barriers to trade between Britain and Northern Ireland. Will the government legislate to ensure Northern Ireland’s access to the British market?

Dowden says the government is willing to legislate to ensure Northern Ireland has unfettered access to…

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This article was written by Andrew Sparrow and originally published on www.theguardian.com