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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.

Rare Breeds Survival Trust

Neil spoke at the Rare Breed's Survival Trust event on how we can save more of the UK's native livestock breeds. 

The event raised plans to collect the DNA of rare species to save them from extinction. You can read more about the even at this link. 

 

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.

Neil said:

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.

Neil grills Michael Gove

The new Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Neil, welcomed Secretary of State, Michael Gove, for a 90 minute evidence session on the work of his Department.

Supporting a Tidal Lagoon for Swansea

The Bristol Channel has one of the highest tidal ranges in the world. We should harness this natural resource to create clean, green, domestic energy for decades to come. We can start this process by building a tidal lagoon at Swansea Bay.

New Housing Design Debate

Neil lead a Parliamentary debate on New Housing Design. You can read his speech below. A full transcript of the debate can be found at this link.