Conservative MP for Tiverton and Honiton and chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
At this crucial time, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee needs a steady hand on the tiller, writes Neil Parish MP
We must fight plastic pollution and take responsibility for the waste we produce, starting with a fundamental shift away from all single-use food and drink packaging, writes Neil Parish MP.
Greyhound racing is a multi-billion-pound industry. A statutory levy would make sure online bookmakers pay their fair share towards animal welfare, writes Neil Parish
Privatisation has been good for the water industry with improvements in infrastructure and supply – renationalising would see those benefits go down the plughole, warns Neil Parish
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Chair, Neil Parish MP, writes that 'it was the Conservative Government of 1956 who introduced the first ever Clean Air Act' and he calls on the Chancellor to 'demonstrate that it is the Conservatives who care about cleaning up our air – as was the case in 1956'.
The already failing Rural Payments Agency will struggle with the extra demands of Brexit – the Efra Committee’s recent proposals need urgent implementation, warns Neil Parish
A cross-party group of influential MPs has written to Government Ministers demanding action on the introduction of a more environmentally friendly petrol which also supports British industry and farming.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Chair Neil Parish MP writes in advance of his debate on Reducing fly-tipping, with in excess of 1 million cases reported in 2017 in England alone.
Ahead of his debate, Neil Parish MP writes for PoliticsHome saying popular design is the best weapons to overcome local opposition to new housing.
Former West Country farmer & MEP, Neil Parish MP, writes in advance of the election for Chair of the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, in which he is a candidate. He writes 'It’s vital that Select Committees engage with, and contribute to, the development of government policy throughout this Brexit parliament'.
A targeted scrappage scheme would provide proper incentives for a transition to cleaner vehicles, says Neil Parish MP.
Neil Parish MP argues that current sentencing guidelines are neither a strict enough punishment nor a suitable deterrent for animal abusers.
Mobile phone coverage is a modern necessity but there remains a significant digital divide for those living in rural areas, says Neil Parish MP.
EFRA Committee Chair Neil Parish MP writes to mark the publication of the Committee's report into animal welfare and domestic pets in the UK.
Former MEP, dairy farmer & EFRA Select Committee Chair Neil Parish MP is clear: farmers should not throw away the deal they get from the EU and he notes 93% of UK beef exports last year were to other EU countries.