AQW 13308/17-22 – Travel Document Requirements for Assistance Dog Owners

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs how his Department plans to enforce the new requirements for documents for assistance dog owners to travel between Northern Ireland and Britain. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: The EU Pet Travel Regulation (Regulation (EU) 576/2013) details the documentary, … Continue reading AQW 13308/17-22 – Travel Document Requirements for Assistance Dog Owners

AQW 12230/17-22 – Rural Development Funding

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what is the anticipated shortfall in funding as a consequence of the exit from the EU. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: In relation to future Rural Development funding, Northern Ireland will lose out on £34 million of funding … Continue reading AQW 12230/17-22 – Rural Development Funding

AQW 12517/17-22 – Lough Neagh Fishermen Support

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs when payments will commence under the scheme to assist Lough Neagh commercial fishermen. [Priority Written] Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: I am currently considering a possible funding package to alleviate the financial impacts of the pandemic on commercial … Continue reading AQW 12517/17-22 – Lough Neagh Fishermen Support

AQW 12082/17-22 – Mycoplasma Bovis

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what research has been done by his Department on the effects of Mycoplasma Bovis. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Mycoplasma bovis is a world-wide disease of cattle, which was first recognised as a pathogen in 1961 in the … Continue reading AQW 12082/17-22 – Mycoplasma Bovis

AQW 11715/17-22 – Hydrogen economy

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to support the Northern Ireland hydrogen economy. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Hydrogen policy lies within the remit of the Department of Economy. Nevertheless, having recently met with a number of stakeholders and … Continue reading AQW 11715/17-22 – Hydrogen economy

AQW 11716/17-22 – Farmer-led groups

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had on establishing farmer-led groups to co-develop new ways of working that will help make farming and food production more sustainable. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: My Department delivers a number of Schemes which … Continue reading AQW 11716/17-22 – Farmer-led groups