Philip Dunne backs the bill which appoints HRH the Earl of Wessex and Forfar and HRH the Princess Royal as Counsellors of State to ensure a sufficient pool of experienced individuals who are working members of the royal family who can deputise for HM the King in his absence.
Philip Dunne highlights the need for better resourcing for environmental and animal health agencies to deal with rising cases, calls for a more realistic compensation mechanism for poultry farmers, and a covid-style focus on finding an effective vaccine.
Philip Dunne commends the Conservative Environment Network manifesto Changing Course and specifically highlights the proposal that money from water company fines should be used to restore the waterways and source of the pollution rather than go to the Treasury.
Responding to the Autumn Statement, Philip Dunne welcomes the setting of a target to reduce energy demand in this country by 15% by 2030 and calls on the Government to ensure that the energy efficiency taskforce adequately engages with industry to ensure that the scheme will work and deliver reductions at a household level.
Philip Dunne highlights the soil erosion problem off St Agnes beach in Cornwall recently, rather than caused by sewage discharge. Both are problems, but he calls on campaigners to draw distinction when it is pointed out to them, rather than leap to wrong conclusions.
Philip Dunne calls on the Government to encourage UK mortgage lenders to look to best practice abroad to maintain affordability of mortgage payments, for example by offering mortgagees extensions to their mortgage as an option to keep monthly mortgage payments affordable.
Philip Dunne intervenes in a debate on rivers achieving bathing water quality status to highlight the Environmental Audit Committee’s view that achieving such status should be an objective of every water company to allow more people to enjoy swimming in all weathers in more and more rivers around the country.
Speaking in a debate on Levelling Up Rural Britain, Ludlow MP Philip Dunne calls on the Government to revisit the metrics for rural deprivation in the allocation of funding to rural areas and continue to work to connect rural homes to superfast broadband, support rural transport provision, and, as a matter of urgency, clarify the way in which those in off-grid homes and park homes can gain access to help with their energy bills.