Results 1–20 of 1613 for speaker:Neil Parish

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services: Devon (28 Apr 2022)

Neil Parish: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to NHS dentistry in Devon.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: UK Food Production (28 Apr 2022)

Neil Parish: I associate myself with the Secretary of State’s comments on Lord Plumb, who for over 70 years really fought for agriculture and food in this country. Further to the great question from my hon. Friend the Member for Penrith and The Border (Dr Hudson), the Agriculture Act 2020 requires the Government to conduct and assess our national food security every five years. The Minister has said...

Affordable Housing (Devon and Cornwall) — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (27 Apr 2022)

Neil Parish: I very much welcome what my hon. Friend is saying. We need to set up a rental system that encourages people to have private, long-let properties. We have made a mistake by targeting them too much, taking away the interest rate and the ability to claim that back against the property. We want private landlords who let good quality properties on long-term rentals, so the Government should...

Affordable Housing (Devon and Cornwall) — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (27 Apr 2022)

Neil Parish: I thank my hon. Friend for securing the debate. In Cullompton in Mid Devon, we are putting up Zed Pods, which are very good modular homes that are zero carbon and equipped with triple glazing. They are also going on to garage sites and the like, and can be put up quite quickly. If we want to push to get more housing done, that is one way in which we could produce affordable, good-quality...

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Ukraine (13 Apr 2022)

Neil Parish: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to (a) support Ukrainian refugees to escape the conflict zone in Ukraine and (b) expedite asylum applications to the UK for vulnerable people, including the elderly, women and children.

Food Security (31 Mar 2022)

Neil Parish: I know the Minister is passionate about getting enough food supplies. Are the Government really looking at the amount of food we produce? We are now not only feeding ourselves but feeding the world. We cannot feed the whole world, but if we do not import so much food then there is more food for others who can ill-afford to get it. Where are the fertiliser plants that the Opposition have asked...

Food Security (31 Mar 2022)

Neil Parish: I know the Secretary of State has met with FareShare to discuss further funding. I hope that has been successful.

Food Security (31 Mar 2022)

Neil Parish: It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I say to the hon. Member for Edinburgh North and Leith (Deidre Brock) that it is a great thing that she has secured today’s debate on food security. Like her and many others in the House, I have talked a lot about food security, which is now more necessary than ever. I, like her, want to talk a little about what is...

Food Security (31 Mar 2022)

Neil Parish: I thank the hon. Lady for her intervention. I will go on to make the case that in order to ensure global food security and food security in this country, it is essential for us to produce more food, so that the gap left by Ukraine being unable to export to Africa and other countries can be filled by others and ourselves, if possible. That really is an issue. Around 400 million people across...

Cabinet Office: Small Business Bids for Government Contracts (31 Mar 2022)

Neil Parish: What steps the Government is taking to increase opportunities for small businesses to bid for Government contracts.

Cabinet Office: Small Business Bids for Government Contracts (31 Mar 2022)

Neil Parish: Both the report from the Select Committee on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in April last year and the national food strategy, which came out last July, made recommendations to the Government on transforming public sector food procurement. While we still await the Government’s response to the food strategy, we will need shorter, more local supply chains, so that we can get...

Cabinet Office: Topical Questions (31 Mar 2022)

Neil Parish: I thought I would take advantage of an extra question. With our trade deals with Australia and New Zealand, which are to be welcomed, we will need to make a great drive to send food and drink across the world. Can we have more enthusiasm from the Government to drive our exports, especially food and drink?

Greyhound Racing — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (28 Mar 2022)

Neil Parish: I thank the Minister for summing up. I think the issue for GBGB is to make sure that greyhounds can be given enough veterinary expertise. It must not be that a dog is put down because it is uneconomic for it to have veterinary care and operations to ensure that it can have a good life. It is key to make sure that whether a dog is euthanised is not an economic decision but an animal welfare...

Greyhound Racing — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (28 Mar 2022)

Neil Parish: There is no doubt that some in the betting industry are paying their dues, but others are not. That is the key: everybody should be paying. I am not the only one who can contact DCMS Ministers—I urge the Minister to do so, too, to make sure that we fight this hard. I am determined that the entire betting industry should pay its dues.

Greyhound Racing — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (28 Mar 2022)

Neil Parish: Not only is it a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Roger, but it is very apt that you are chairing this debate, because you have a huge record on animal welfare. I know you take it extremely seriously, so it is good to serve under your chairmanship. I thank the hon. Member for Neath (Christina Rees) for presenting the petition and the facts. This is turning out to be a very good...

Cost of Living Increases (16 Mar 2022)

Neil Parish: I congratulate my hon. Friend on his speech so far. Rolls-Royce can produce a lot of these smaller nuclear reactors, and we probably need to be able to boost Rolls-Royce to get those reactors out.

Cost of Living Increases (16 Mar 2022)

Neil Parish: It is a pleasure to speak in this debate. I think all parties in this House are very concerned about the cost of living for all our constituents. First, may I tackle the situation of very high energy prices? I commend our Government on the amount we have put into green energy, offshore wind energy and solar farms. We have many solar farms in my constituency. In fact, my constituents often...

Cost of Living Increases (16 Mar 2022)

Neil Parish: What happened with renewable energy, especially solar and wind, is that the price came down and we achieved a great deal of solar and wind energy without having to pump as much public money into it. That is very much a good thing and I commend the Government for what they are doing. The last Labour Government did nothing on nuclear power. The major nuclear power station at Hinkley Point, with...

Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [Lords]: New Clause 1 - Duty to prepare an Animal Sentience Strategy (14 Mar 2022)

Neil Parish: We have a system up and running with which we can electronically identify the horses. We have to roll that out here and get it recognised by the European Union. There is a good animal welfare reason, as well as a good movement reason for it, and I urge DEFRA Ministers to move—dare I say it?—a little faster.

Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [Lords]: New Clause 1 - Duty to prepare an Animal Sentience Strategy (14 Mar 2022)

Neil Parish: My hon. Friend makes a good point. We now have charities that take dogs into schools to ensure that people can look after a dog or their pets properly. Most families do so, but unfortunately there are families who do not. That is where it is absolutely necessary and that is why I am not negative about the Bill. I do not think we ever needed to get to this place, but, as they say, we are where...


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