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Backing English Wine in our Embassies

Neil has supported a Bill by colleague, Nusrat Ghani MP, to require British embassies and high commissions to purchase English wines and sparkling wines and serve them at overseas functions and events.

Budget Debate Speech

Neil spoke in the debate on the Budget. In his six minute speech, Neil packed into his speech his views on National Insurance for the self-employed, Brexit, jobs, debt, social care and education. You can read Neil's speech below and the full debate can be read at this link: 

 

Fair Broadband Advertising

Neil spoke up in a debate on broadband speeds and advertising to call for fairer marketing of broadband services. You can read his intervention below:

Visit to Food Waste Energy Plant

As part of the Environment Select Committee's inquiry into food waste, Neil visited the Bio-Collectors anaerobic digestion plant in Mitcham (South London).

Stronger Flood Defences Speech

Neil made an impassioned plea for better flood defences in the House of Commons. In a speech about the Environment Select Committee's recent report on future flood prevention, Neil called for far stronger action by Government to protect homes and communities from flood waters.

Help for Rural Businesses with Rates

Neil intervened in the debate on Local Government Finance to call for greater support for rural businesses with their rates. The Government's business rate re-evaluation will change the taxes paid by many businesses in rural areas.

PMQs - Justice for Barry Pring

Neil asked Theresa May in Prime Minister's Question for justice in the Barry Pring case. The Devon businessman was unlawfully killed in Ukraine in 2008. Neil pressed for the Prime Minister to press the case, which has stalled over the past decade, with her Ukrainian counterpart.