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Neil calls for simplification of environmental schemes

In the House of Commons, Neil pressed the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs on simplifying environmental schemes post-Brexit. Neil supports a 'Green Brexit' where farmers are rewarded for enhancing our natural environment, through agri-environmental schemes.

Merging Income Tax and National Insurance

Neil asked Treasury Minister's about merging Income Tax and National Insurance into a single income tax. Since receipts from both taxes go into the same general pot, Neil advocated gradually merging the two taxes to make the tax system simpler and clearer.

High Quality New Housing

Neil asked Housing Ministers what action they are taking to ensure any new homes built are of the highest quality. Evidence suggests that when new housing is built in popular traditional designs, support for new housing developments increases dramatically. 

Neil meets top young Devon stonemason

Neil welcomed 22-year-old Archie Stoke-Faiers to Parliament to congratulate him on being chosen to represent the UK in architectural stonemasonary at the Skills Olympics 2017. 

Neil re-elected Chair of EFRA Select Committee

Neil was re-elected Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee.

In a secret ballot among all MPs, Neil received 57% of the vote and won in the first round. The results were:

Neil Parish: 324

Bill Wiggin: 137

Zac Goldsmith: 107

Local Devon Beer in House of Commons Bar

Neil pulled a pint of Branscombe Vale Brewery's 'Summa This' ale celebrate the local beer being a gust drink in the House of Commons' 'Strangers' Bar.

Backing British Farming

Neil pledged to back British Farming at the National Farmers' Union summer reception in Parliament.

Supporting 'Dogs Helping Kids'

Neil has backed the work of the charity 'Dogs Helping Kids' in helping educate children on dog ownership.

Neil on Sunday Poltics South West

Neil appeared on Sunday Politics South West to discuss political issues relating to the West Country. Top of the agenda was Brexit, terrorism, armed police and transport funding.

You can watch Neil's appearance from 40:05 at this link.