Following the Prime Minister's statement to the Commons on Monday Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown asks why, when we have had comparatively few cases in Gloucestershire, he has abandoned local measures for a national lockdown.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown rejects amendments to the Agricultural Bill which could jeopardise existing free trade agreements but calls on the Government to use variable tariffs to ensure high food and animal welfare standards are maintained and also calls for more power for the Trade and Agriculture Commission.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown calls for a change to the algorithm the Government uses in its planning White Paper which fails to take account of local variations and concentrates all new house building in the south-east and central south of England.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown raises concerns that the stakeholders and the public have not bought into the project and, if a total decant is too expensive, makes a proposal that would mean the Commons could stay operational in the Palace of Westminster by using the House of Lords.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown welcomes news that the Government is well on the way to recruiting its target of 20,000 extra police officers and highlights the impact of extra officers and the chances of a crime being investigated as an effective deterrent.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown urges the Government to ensure that smaller theatres, such as The Barn Theatre in Cirencester, get their fair share of the £1.5 billion pledged for theatres and the arts.