During a House of Commons statement on COP 26 by the Prime Minister, Penrith and The Border MP, Dr Neil Hudson, asked the Prime Minister to support the brilliant work of British farmers with reference to food production and the environment in the light of the COP26 Summit in Glasgow.
Dr Hudson asked:
“I congratulate the Prime Minister, the COP President and your teams on the historic achievements in Glasgow. For me, it was reassuring to attend the Conference and see nature and sustainable farming at the heart of the programme. Does my Right Honourable Friend agree that food production and looking after the environment go hand in hand, and this is what our fantastic British farmers do each and every day?”
The Prime Minister replied:
“I passionately agree with that and I know that UK farming is getting cleaner and greener the whole time and I pay tribute to the UK farming industry, which leads the world in setting standards.”
Dr Hudson commented after the Commons session:
“Sustainable farming and protection of nature are cornerstones of British farming and I am pleased to see the Prime Minister pay tribute to this. I will continue to stand up for the farming community who play such an important role in environmental stewardship while producing high quality food with high animal welfare standards. We can be a beacon to the rest of the world on this. More broadly, while there’s no doubt that we’re closer to a greener, cleaner, safer planet after the important agreement sealed under UK leadership, the real success of COP26 will only be determined in the months and years ahead.”