Following the Office for National Statistics publication that the estimate for net migration in the year to June 2023 was at 672,000, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown tells the Government these figures are unsustainable and asks the Minister when we will see a drop in numbers.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown used his speech in the debate on the Autumn Statement to call for the reintroduction of tax-free shopping for EU visitors, as British shoppers are spending billions of pounds on tax-free shopping in the EU which is money that should be coming to the UK, and he called on the Government to commission an independent review on the benefits of tax-free shopping.
Following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown welcomes the statement but asks the Chancellor to reconsider its decision on the tourist tax which is actively discouraging high-spending tourists from coming from abroad to benefit our shops and hospitality venues.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown backs a new clause in the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill, which would require Ministers to implement measures to ensure that the annual net economic impact of competition and consumer regulation is zero or less each year.
Following the Government statement on the situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown asks the Minister of State about strategic planning to bring about a two-state solution.