Westminster News

Agriculture after Brexit

I recently asked The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the agricultural sector after the UK leaves the EU; and whether he plans to introduce a distinct and internationally recognised UK standard for agricultural goods based

STATEMENT ON LATEST BREXIT PROPOSAL

STATEMENT ON LATEST BREXIT PROPOSAL

Although I will give every consideration to the Prime Minister’s latest proposal, as I did with the 585-page Withdrawal Agreement, the initial signs suggest that I will be unable to support it for several reasons.

Bathing Waters Bill update

I've had productive discussions with Defra officials regarding my Bathing Waters Bill which aims to radically reduce sewage pollution in our marine environment.