There will be a surgery in Chipping Campden in January but for security reasons we cannot advertise the time and date. If you want to see me, you are more than welcome. Please email my office in advance at Bettertonj@parliament.uk giving details of the issue you wish to raise and include your name and address. We will then book you an appointment which is necessary in order to attend.
I have received this letter from Defra which shows they have been listening to colleagues such as myself. Although this will make a significant difference to encourage the water companies to reduce sewage in our rivers, I do think we should set a more definitive timetable as to when we will see real action taken to reduce storm overflows into rivers.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown speaks in the Second Reading debate on the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill and calls for medical, scientific, farming, fishing and shooting interests to be represented on the Animal Sentience Committee set up by the Bill and calls for religious rights, cultural traditions and regional heritage to be respected.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown welcomes the Government statement on building safety, unsafe cladding and leaseholders and urges speedy implementation of the scheme to indemnify building assessors so that those leaseholders who desperately need to move can do so.
Speaking in a debate on the impact of the AUKUS pact on Anglo-Chinese relations, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown says that while we want to stand up to China, we also need to maintain a dialogue; that its human rights activities are unacceptable; and that we should start to reduce our reliance on Chinese investment.