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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. 

Gittisham Retirement Village

Neil visited Gittisham Retirement Village to see how it provides quality homes for older people. 

Honiton Show 2017

Neil attended the Honiton and District Agricultural Show 2017. He was joined by fellow MP, Sir Hugo Swire, to discuss all things food and farming at the NFU tent.

Neil said:

Neil calls for simplification of environmental schemes

In the House of Commons, Neil pressed the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs on simplifying environmental schemes post-Brexit. Neil supports a 'Green Brexit' where farmers are rewarded for enhancing our natural environment, through agri-environmental schemes.

Merging Income Tax and National Insurance

Neil asked Treasury Minister's about merging Income Tax and National Insurance into a single income tax. Since receipts from both taxes go into the same general pot, Neil advocated gradually merging the two taxes to make the tax system simpler and clearer.

High Quality New Housing

Neil asked Housing Ministers what action they are taking to ensure any new homes built are of the highest quality. Evidence suggests that when new housing is built in popular traditional designs, support for new housing developments increases dramatically. 

Neil meets top young Devon stonemason

Neil welcomed 22-year-old Archie Stoke-Faiers to Parliament to congratulate him on being chosen to represent the UK in architectural stonemasonary at the Skills Olympics 2017. 

Neil re-elected Chair of EFRA Select Committee

Neil was re-elected Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee.

In a secret ballot among all MPs, Neil received 57% of the vote and won in the first round. The results were:

Neil Parish: 324

Bill Wiggin: 137

Zac Goldsmith: 107