Jonathan Djanogly welcomes Government support for an amendment that replicates the EU law in respect of recognition of local customs and ensures a balance that will reassure many communities concerned about the Bill.
Speaking in the Second Reading debate of the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill, Jonathan Djanogly raises concerns about houses in rural areas owned and left empty for money laundering purposes and asks the Home Secretary if the Bill will enable them to be confiscated and resold.
Whilst welcoming measures to investigate criminality and sanctions-busting schemes at Companies House, Jonathan Djanogly cautions against overburdening the registration process to the extent that we lose competitive advantage.
Following the Foreign Secretary’s update to Parliament on the UK’s efforts in support of Ukraine, Jonathan Djanogly welcomes sanctioning of Russian oligarchs’ private jets and calls for it to be extended to banning insurance for Russian yachts and jets which would have a worldwide application.
Following the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons on the UK’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Jonathan Djanogly tells MPs that over the last 14 years the UK and EU have been complacent with regard to Russia and we must never let that happen again.
Jonathan Djanogly intervenes in a debate to pledge his support for relatives of a British family tragically caught up in the 2002 Gujarat riots and his support for their calls for an inquest and the return of the family’s remains.
Jonathan Djanogly criticizes the Bill as failing to define ‘animal sentience’ and raises concerns that the Bill does not have exemptions on the grounds of religious rights, cultural traditions and regional heritage, which are included in the equivalent EU legislation.