In the final session before the end of the 2021-22 Parliamentary session, Philip Dunne, Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, calls on the Government to publish today the overdue Government response to the Committee’s report on Water Quality in Rivers.
Philip Dunne welcomes Government ambitions to raise the solar power renewable energy contribution from 14 GW to 70 GW and calls on the Government to build on the work to remove VAT on solar panel installation to be extended to electricity storage products in domestic homes.
Philip Dunne praises the courage and tenacity of his former constituents Rhiannon Davies and Richard Stanton who initiated this report and calls on the Secretary of State to ensure that all the recommendations are put in place nationally and in Shropshire and Telford NHS Trust.
Philip Dunne questions the Government on the implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the decisions made in the Integrated Review 2021 and asks if the decision to reduce the number of regular soldiers in the British Army by 9,500 should be delayed or even reversed.
During the emergency legislation being introduced into law to facilitate sanctions on Putin’s cronies, Philip Dunne supports the need to protect whistleblowers, as we have already seen on the streets of Salisbury that the risks from the Russian state can be fatal for those who blow the whistle.