I completely support the right of public bodies to make ethical investment decisions, such as not to invest in climate-destroying fossil fuel companies or in the arms industry.
I support the right of public bodies to consider breaches of international law when determining investments, such as Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories which have been identified by the UN as in breach of international law.
I completely oppose the Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill and voted against it and will continue to do so.
I was one of the first signatories of EDM 1415. Here is a link to the statement I made in Parliament on the anti-boycott bill on the 3rd July: