Speeches

Neil Parish raises local concerns in Christmas adjournment debate

Speaking in the Christmas adjournment debate, Neil Parish highlights areas of local concern and calls for more involvement of local communities and farmers in the management of our rivers and waterways, the introduction of a vaccine to combat the Schmallenberg virus and he highlights the great work of local charity Dogs Helping Kids.

Neil Parish MP calls for improvement in animal welfare standard of hospital food

Neil Parish, MP for Tiverton and Honiton and Chair of the Associate Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare, today called for the introduction of animal welfare standards for hospital food during a Westminster Hall Debate he was leading. Research published by the RSPCA and the Campaign for Better Hospital Food found that most eggs, chicken and pork bought by hospitals in England are produced from animals which are not provided basic welfare standards and live unhappy lives.

Neil Parish backs Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill

Neil Parish welcomes the Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill but calls on the Government to ensure that the Bill has “real teeth” and that retailers who abuse the code are not only named and shamed, but also severely fined.

Neil Parish backs Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill

Neil Parish (Tiverton and Honiton) (Con): It is a great pleasure to speak in this debate and to follow the hon. Member for East Lothian (Fiona O'Donnell), whose remarks I echo. This has been a great cross-party debate and Members want to make sure that the Bill is good and right. I also welcome the fact that Ministers from the Departments for Business, Innovation and Skills and for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are at one on this. Even the Select Committees are united. There is parliamentary unity on the Bill, so this must be one of the greatest moments of all time.

Neil Parish calls for CAP reform to focus on food production

Neil Parish backs the greening of the common agricultural policy but highlights the importance of focusing on food production and calls on the Government to ensure that we have food production on the best land and increase it sustainably, but have conservation on our more marginal land.