McGlone Welcomes Assembly Debate on Banning Onshore Petroleum Licencing

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed an Assembly debate on the banning of onshore exploration for, drilling for and extraction of hydrocarbons in Northern Ireland. Speaking ahead of the debate, Mr McGlone said, "The future is one of a decarbonised energy system. This Assembly debate is an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Assembly Debate on Banning Onshore Petroleum Licencing

AQW 7718/17-22 – Ports Infrastructure

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for his assessment of the infrastructure that will be required at ports in Northern Ireland under the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: The Official Controls Regulation (OCR) requirements are part of domestic law as … Continue reading AQW 7718/17-22 – Ports Infrastructure

AQW 7717/17-22 – UK Internal Market Bill

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what legal advice the Minister has sought, or plans to seek, ahead of his introduction of a Legislative Consent Motion on the UK Internal Market Bill. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: It is not my role as DAERA … Continue reading AQW 7717/17-22 – UK Internal Market Bill

AQW 7716/17-22 – EU Trade Agreement

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to help prepare the agri-food sector for the possibility of the transition period ending without a trade agreement with the EU. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: One of my key priorities is for … Continue reading AQW 7716/17-22 – EU Trade Agreement

AQW 7715/17-22 – Costs to the Agri-Food Sector of Brexit

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs how he will minimise the costs to the agri-food sector of complying with the requirements of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: A key ask for DAERA is for the UK Government and the … Continue reading AQW 7715/17-22 – Costs to the Agri-Food Sector of Brexit

AQW 7714/17-22 – Protocol for Ireland/Northern Ireland

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for his assessment of the implications for animals moving across the border for slaughter or as carcasses, should the Protocol for Ireland/Northern Ireland be unilaterally abandoned by the UK Government. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: There is no … Continue reading AQW 7714/17-22 – Protocol for Ireland/Northern Ireland

McGlone: Concern at Assembly ‘Rubber-Stamping’ of Brexit legislation

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has expressed concern at the Assembly being asked to ‘rubber-stamp’ legislation relating to Brexit without proper scrutiny. The Mid Ulster MLA is a member of the Assembly Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. Mr McGlone said, "The Assembly is currently being asked to approve secondary legislation relating … Continue reading McGlone: Concern at Assembly ‘Rubber-Stamping’ of Brexit legislation

AQW 6493/17-22 – Manufacturing Industries Support

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy what applications she made to the Department of Finance for funding to support manufacturing industries with an Net Asset Value above £15,000. Minister for the Economy: The Executive has provided an unprecented level of support to businesses since the start of the COVID-19 … Continue reading AQW 6493/17-22 – Manufacturing Industries Support