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.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown calls on the Government to use the National Security and Investment Act 2021 to step in to prevent the Chinese takeover of a firm that creates microchips that are of vital importance to our national security.
Following the statement from the Chair of the Committee on the Committee’s report into the future of the planning system in England, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown asks about addressing the affordability ratio and housing mix.
Following the Government statement on the decision to pause the easing of covid-19 restrictions, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown calls on the Government to publish data on the risk to the health service and the risk to individuals of death, as opposed to those on the social harm and the harm to businesses.
Speaking in a debate on Aviation, Travel and Tourism, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown raises concerns about the wider impact of lockdowns on tourism in the Cotswolds and the consequent loss of jobs and livelihoods in the area and calls on the Government to fully unlock on 21 June.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown welcomes the Government’s announcement on the latest phase of the education recovery programme, but highlights the importance of ensuring the educators are fully committed to the package and the extra time they need to spend in the classroom.