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 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 7115/17-22 – Infrastructure Preparations for Brexit

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what is the estimated time required to complete the infrastructure preparations at existing entry points for agri-food goods as required by the Withdrawal Agreement. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: In common with the UK Government, I want the … Continue reading AQW 7115/17-22 – Infrastructure Preparations for Brexit

AQW 7116/17-22 – Withdrawal Agreement Legal Advice

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what legal advice he has sought should he fail to make the preparations required by the Withdrawal Agreement, as requested by the Secretary of State. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Legal advice has been sought during various stages … Continue reading AQW 7116/17-22 – Withdrawal Agreement Legal Advice

McGlone: DUP late to the party on implications of Brexit

SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone has said that comments at the Agriculture Committee this morning, from DUP MLA William Irwin, calling for an extension to the Brexit transition period are too little, too late. The SDLP Agriculture and Rural Affairs Spokesperson commented, "I could scarcely believe my ears when I heard DUP MLA William Irwin say … Continue reading McGlone: DUP late to the party on implications of Brexit