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Meeting with the Royal College of Nurses

Neil met with Heather and Ann-Marie from the Royal College of Nurses to discuss nursing provision in Tiverton and Honiton. 

There are 68 more nurses in Tiverton and Honiton since 2010 as the healthcare budget grows and demand increases. 

Neil said:

Kings House Day Hospice

Neil visited Kings House Day Hospice in Honiton to discuss hospicecare services in East Devon.

Maddock Farm Organics Visit

Neil visited Maddock Farm Organics in Cullompton, which was recently awarded the Soil Association’s prestigious BOOM (Best of the Organic Market) Award for Best of Fresh Produce.

Anaerobic Digestion Plant

Neil visited Viridor's Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Plant in Walpole, Somerset.

Since opening in 2013, the plant is successfully processing all household food waste collected for recycling in Somerset. It also has spare capacity for food waste from commercial sources. 

South West Growth Summit

Neil took part in the South West Growth summit - a major forum on how we can grow the economy of the West Country. Neil focused his remarks on getting better broadband and all South West councils working together to make their voice heard by Government.

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.

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.