Today's Public Accounts Committee session focused on the grants administered by local authorities throughout the pandemic, including the issue of recovering lost funds.
Following a Government update on the infected blood inquiry, Jonathan Djanogly welcomes the Government's determination to move faster towards a just resolution to this scandal and calls on Ministers to fully engage with victims’ families.
Following the shocking sentencing of Vladimir Kara-Murza in Russia, Jonathan Djanogly calls for harsh sanctions against any prison guard, warder, doctor or Russian civil servant who causes harm to Mr Kara-Murza before his release.
Jonathan Djanogly highlights the wide support for the seizure of Russian frozen assets to be used to pay for the reconstruction of Ukraine and calls on the Government to urgently look into how to make such seizures legally viable as countries such as Canada are already doing.
Jonathan Djanogly proposes an amendment to the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill aimed at preventing proceeds of economic crime entering the UK economy including proceeds from acts committed overseas and calls on the Government to look at whether frozen assets could be seized and the proceeds used for Ukraine reparations.
Jonathan Djanogly welcomes the Bill, much of which updates the Companies Act 2006 to recognise technological changes in business practice and increase protection against fraud, and highlights the need to provide adequate resources for the culture change needed at Companies House.
Speaking in a number of interventions in a Parliamentary debate on changes to flightpaths into Luton airport, Jonathan Djanogly raises concerns that ambient noise levels considered to be acceptable are based on levels in urban areas and consequently are inherently prejudicial to rural people and communities and called for this to be changed.
Jonathan Djanogly speaks in a debate on the Foreign Affairs Committee Report on illicit finance and the war in Ukraine, and raises Ukrainian calls to turn the existing freezing sanctions into confiscation sanctions and use the money raised for the reconstruction of Ukraine.
Jonathan Djanogly speaks in a debate on Ukraine raising concerns that use of the term “Putin’s war” appears to blame the war on one man and absolve the large number of Russian soldiers who are committing heinous crimes in Ukraine. He also calls on the Government to work with our allies to examine how frozen assets can be legally seized to fund Ukraine’s recovery.