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Meeting with Danish Agriculture Committee

As Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Neil welcomed his counterparts in the Danish Agriculture Committee to Parliament.

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Backing British Farming

Neil signed the National Farmers' Union pledge board on Back British Farming Day.

Farmers in the South West contribute £1.25 billion to the local economy and provides 66,079 jobs – this is on top of the safe, affordable food farmers produce and British countryside they maintain.

Neil grills Michael Gove

The new Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Neil, welcomed Secretary of State, Michael Gove, for a 90 minute evidence session on the work of his Department.

Supporting a Tidal Lagoon for Swansea

The Bristol Channel has one of the highest tidal ranges in the world. We should harness this natural resource to create clean, green, domestic energy for decades to come. We can start this process by building a tidal lagoon at Swansea Bay.

New Housing Design Debate

Neil lead a Parliamentary debate on New Housing Design. You can read his speech below. A full transcript of the debate can be found at this link. 

Gittisham Retirement Village

Neil visited Gittisham Retirement Village to see how it provides quality homes for older people. 

Honiton Show 2017

Neil attended the Honiton and District Agricultural Show 2017. He was joined by fellow MP, Sir Hugo Swire, to discuss all things food and farming at the NFU tent.

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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.