Philip Dunne questions the Government about UK support for a political settlement in Lebanon to restore peace and security and calls on the Government to consider Magnitsky-style sanctions if any political leaders are found culpable.
As regular readers of this column will know, I take great interest in the protection and improvement of our environment. I often use this page to provide updates about my work as Chairman of the Environmental Audit Committee, as well as environmental commitments from the government which will deliver improvements in South Shropshire.
This week the House of Commons returned from the Summer recess, a week earlier than planned pre-COVID. While many MPs will return, provisions still remain for proxy voting until the end of September, since the Speaker is keen to avoid a repeat of the situation when the virus emerged, and coronavirus spread rapidly throughout Westminster. The recess for Party conferences, usually occurring between September and October, has been cancelled, so the House will sit for longer.