Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown raises concerns about storage of the new harvest in Ukraine whilst 25 million tonnes of old crop is filling up all the stores, and asks the Foreign Secretary what can be done to ensure that there is international passage for that grain out of Odesa and other ports.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown welcomes the Bill, which will help to level up some of our poorest communities in this country, but raises concerns that national development management policies could override local plans and set a precedent that begins to nationalise planning policy and upset the delicate balance between national and local policy that has existed since the Town and Country Planning Act 1947.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown leads an Adjournment Debate on Cotswold District Council's proposals to borrow £76.5 million to finance investment projects such as buying five solar farm sites for a total of £46.5 million and calls on councillors to think again, and the Government to use all their powers to stop councillors borrowing an unsustainably large amount of money that could risk bankrupting the council.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown urges the PM to continue taking a lead in Ukraine and to give Ukraine more defensive weapons so that we can eventually drag President Putin and the Russian Federation to a peace agreement and then lead the world in gaining reparations so that the great country of Ukraine can be rebuilt.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown raises concerns that the recent meeting of the joint House of Lords Commission and House of Commons Commission decided yet again to employ more consultants and calls on Parliament to finally make a decision on the restoration and renewal project of the Houses of Parliament.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown moves an amendment to the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill which would replicate the safeguards of the EU law in respect of recognition of local customs relating to religious rites, cultural traditions and regional heritage.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown welcomes the announcement that Ukrainian refugees with passports can apply for UK visas online and calls on the Home Secretary to look at other steps that would speed up the system such as accepting the biometrics on Ukrainian identity cards and ensuring sufficient translators are available.