Westminster News

Broadband for Rural Areas

Neil asked the Broadband Minister how we can get superfast broadband to hard-to-reach rural areas in Devon an Somerset.

Coup in Zimbabwe

In light of the coup in Zimbabwe, and the fall of the Mugabe regime, Neil questioned the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, on the next steps Britain can take.

Banning Bee Killing Pesticides

Neil spoke in a debate on the UK bee population to call for protections for bees and ensuring there are safe alternatives to neonicotinoids.

Carbon Capture Technology

Neil took part in a debate on 'carbon capture' - a technology that captures carbon emissions from power and industry. The carbon is then stored to stop it being released into the atmosphere and contributing to the greenhouse effect.

Meeting US Agriculture Secretary

Neil welcomed the US Secretary of State for Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, to Westminster for the Georgian's first official meeting in Europe.

New Zealand Lamb quotas after Brexit

In questions to the Department for International Trade, I asked the Secretary of State, Liam Fox, about trade in New Zealand lamb post Brexit. You can read our exchange below.

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.