Geoffrey’s political interests include agriculture, education, defence, legal and constitutional issues.
Geoffrey Cox calls on the Government to consider the impact on dairy farmers’ ability to sell their calves if it goes ahead with its proposal to withdraw operating licences for approved finishing units with grazing in culling areas.
Speaking in a Parliamentary debate on agriculture and fishing in the south-west, Geoffrey Cox calls on the Government to ensure that new post-Brexit domestic agriculture policy include the concept of food security and that the Government promote and market British agriculture. On fishing, Mr Cox called for any new policy to be based on local, sustainable fishing fleets that support coastal communities.
During a debate on the Investigatory Powers Bill, Geoffrey Cox raises concerns about a clause that suggests that the protection of legal professional privilege of those conversing and confiding in their lawyers could be overridden in certain circumstances.
Geoffrey Cox speaks up for northern Devon inshore fishing fleet and condemns the illogical and failed EU fishing restrictions which are unfair and fail to address the real threat to the future viability of UK fish stocks.
Geoffrey Cox tells MPs that the EU renegotiation proposals do not adequately address the concerns of the British people and that it is time for a rebirth of our country to give us the full independence and full freedom to set our commercial policies, to give a lead to the international community in foreign policy and to set our own defence policy in our own best interests.
Geoffrey Cox welcomes moves to get justice for people who received contaminated blood products from the NHS and calls for the final payment scheme to be simple, comprehensive, predictable and consistent.
Speaking in a debate on the future of the Human Rights Act 1998, Geoffrey Cox dispels the suggestion that it would not be possibly to have a British Bill of Rights alongside adherence to the European convention on human rights.
Speaking in the debate on the European Union Referendum Bill, Geoffrey Cox seeks to allay concerns about the purdah period highlighting that safeguards relating to the purdah period will be in the Bill and made clear by statute.