There will be a surgery in Cirencester in December 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.
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.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown raises concerns that the vaccination of 12 to 15-year-olds offers very little benefit to the child, and there is a lack of long-term data on the potential harm. He is also concerned about the setting of a precedent on parental consent and the impact on the Gillick competency test for medical procedures in the future.
Speaking in the emergency debate on the situation in Afghanistan, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown calls on the Government to act to secure the safe evacuation of foreign and Afghan people whose lives are at risk due to their contact with NATO allies and to help with the rehabilitation of refugees as quickly as possible.