Westminster News

Neil calls for more Funding for Devon Schools

Neil called for additional funding for Devon's rural schools in the proposed new National Funding Formula. You can read the answer from the Schools Minister, Nick Gibb, below.

Help for Young Farmers

Neil spoke at the launch of Natwest's report on helping young people in the farming industry. 

The report, Harvesting the Future for Young Farmers, identifies problems which stop young people going into farming, including lack of access to finance and problems diversifying produce.

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.

Air Quality Speech

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

Road Safety Campagin

Neil backed the charity, Brake's, road safety campaign, in Parliament. The campaign - Brake Pledge - aims for safer and cleaner streets.

Neil said:

South West Growth Charter

Neil called for increased rail capacity and better broadband in a Parliamentary debate on boosting jobs and growth in the South West.