Speaking in the House of Commons Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown pays tribute to HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Following the Government statement on the planned reforms to Hong Kong’s electoral system by the Chinese National People’s Congress, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown asks if the Government is talking to Five Eyes allies about extending the right of abode offer to BNO status holders which would put added pressure on the Chinese Government.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown calls for extra support for small businesses in the hospitality, leisure and the tourism sectors and for the Government to accelerate the reopening of sectors such as outdoor events.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Deputy Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, questions the Permanent Secretary of HM Treasury and the Director General, Customer Strategy and Tax Design at HM Revenue and Customs about the use of taxation to help deliver the Government’s environmental and climate change targets.
Following the Government statement on extra funding to remove unsafe cladding from high-rise buildings, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown asks if the finance will cover buildings that require non-cladding fire safety work such as fire doors and asbestos.
Following the Government statement on the covid vaccine roll-out, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown asks when it is expected that the all nine priority categories will be completed and how this will influence the reopening of businesses and the wider economy.
At Prime Minister’s Questions, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown calls on the PM to ensure that when he announces his lockdown exit plan in mid-February, it will deal with how we lift every area out of its tier, and with the long- term problems with covid with which we will have to live.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown introduces an amendment to the Environment Bill which would constrain the Bill's precautionary principle, which states that preventive action should be taken to avert environmental damage, so that is only applies to risks that are more than hypothetical in nature and serious and irreversible.