Christmas Post Office Visit

Neil  visited the Axminster, Seaton, Honiton and Tiverton Delivery Offices to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to wish a Merry Christmas to its hardworking staff.

East Devon Farmers Group

Neil gave a presentation to the East Devon Farmers Group to help launch their 5 year Farm Facilitation scheme.

He underlined the importance of stewardship of the environment as part of a profitable and sustainable farming sector.

Neil said:

More Tree Planting

Neil took part in a debate on Tree Planting in the UK to highlight the benefits of increasing the acreage of British forests and woodlands. He called for higher tree planting rates to improve our environment, mitigate flood risk and promote our economy.

Future of British Fishing Industry

Neil made a speech on the future of the UK Fishing Industry in a Backbench Business debate in the House of Commons. You can read the speech below or watch it at this link:

Southwark Recycling Plant

On 30th November, a group of MPs and peers visited Veolia’s integrated recycling facility, off the Old Kent Road in Southwark, London. The visit was organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group (APSRG).

Dogs Trust Anniversary Reception

Neil sponsored the Dogs Trust 125 year anniversary reception in Parliament and praised their proud record of championing animal welfare issues.

Pressing for CCTV in Slaughterhouses

Neil intervened on the Animal Welfare Minister, George Eustice, in a Parliamentary debate to call for compulsory cameras for the slaughter of horses. This measure would help to improve animal welfare and uncover examples of abuse.

Better broadband for the South West

Neil quizzed the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, on better broadband for the South West. He called for greater separation between BT and Openreach and proper competition in the broadband market.

Air Quality Speech

Neil delivered the keynote address at Policy-UK Forum's event on Improving Air Quality in Our Towns and Cities.