Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown calls for innovative funding measures to ensure planning authorities are properly funded.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown intervenes in a half-hour debate on food security and farming to highlight that inflation is primarily affecting staple foods and emphasises the senselessness of taking grade 1 and 2 agricultural land out of production here, only to fly in food from all around the world.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown congratulates the Prime Minister on the Windsor framework agreement on post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland which enables investors to invest with confidence in Northern Ireland to create new jobs to the benefit of the people of Northern Ireland.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown recounts his recent visit to Denmark where he saw their digital health system and their standardised hospital building programme and calls on the Government to focus on these areas and the urgent need to invest in training more doctors and nurses, instead of relying on recruiting from poorer countries.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown supports an amendment to the Financial Services and Markets Bill which would require the Financial Conduct Authority to regularly report to Parliament on use of its regulatory powers, measures to protect vulnerable consumers and the FCA’s receptiveness to the recommendations of the Consumer Panel.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown welcomes the Government’s decision to use the National Security and Investment Act 2021 to force Chinese-owned Nexperia to sell off its 86% share in the Newport Wafer Fab semiconductors plant, and asks how the sale will take place and how jobs can be protected.
Following the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons on the G20 summit in Indonesia, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown asks the PM about discussions with India’s President Modi about issues such as granting visas for highly skilled people to fill job needs in this country, the environment and, above all, India’s stance on supporting Ukraine.