Speaking in the debate on the 2019 Loan Charge, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown calls on the Government to formalise unofficial advice given to him by a senior HMRC official that settlement for historic liabilities where HMRC no longer has assessing rights are in fact voluntary.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown calls on MPs to support the deal as the alternative would risk a long delay to article 50 necessitating European elections and resulting in severe damage to the trust in democracy and faith in Parliament.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown welcomes the Government statement late in the evening on the withdrawal agreement and the new legally binding instrument and asks if the deal is approved whether there is sufficient time to get the necessary legislation through the House.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, who is Deputy Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, pays tribute to the outgoing Comptroller and Auditor General Sir Amyas Morse who has come to the end of his ten-year tenure and welcomes the appointment of Gareth Davies.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown highlights funding problems facing headteachers in Gloucestershire and calls for similar schools with similar demographics to receive the same level of funding irrespective of where they are in the UK.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown says when Prevent or other authority counsels a young person who is still intent on going to ISIS or other similar organisation, then the Government should consider withdrawing their passport for their own safety.