AQW 5459/17-22 – Site Inspections Food Processing Plants

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy, pursuant to AQW 4123/17-22, how many of the ten unannounced inspections recorded deficiencies in those food processing plants; and what enforcement actions were taken by the Health and Safety Executive. Minister for the Economy: HSENI did not identify any breaches requiring formal enforcement … Continue reading AQW 5459/17-22 – Site Inspections Food Processing Plants

AQW 5085/17-22 – Site Inspections of Food Processing Plants

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy how many site inspections of food processing plants have been carried out by the Health and Safety Executive, each week since 14 May 2020. Minister for the Economy: There have been 21 inspections of food processing plants carried out by the Health and … Continue reading AQW 5085/17-22 – Site Inspections of Food Processing Plants

McGlone: Risk of No Trade Deal with EU Remains High

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has warned that the risk of no trade deal being agreed between Britain and the EU by the end of the year remains high. Mr McGlone said, "While recent focus has been on tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, negotiations between the British Government and the EU on a new … Continue reading McGlone: Risk of No Trade Deal with EU Remains High

AQW 4406/17-22 – COVID-19 resources

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for a breakdown of (i) all COVID-19 resources bids made by his Department; and (ii) allocations received by his Department. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: In March, a £105m support package was submitted to the Department of Finance … Continue reading AQW 4406/17-22 – COVID-19 resources

AQW 4405/17-22 – Implementation of the Ireland protocol

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for his assessment of the implementation of the Ireland protocol. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: From 1 January, the greater the deviation between the UK and the EU in terms of trading arrangements, tariffs and SPS rules, the … Continue reading AQW 4405/17-22 – Implementation of the Ireland protocol

McGlone: British Government must not Bargain Food Safety for Quick US Trade Deal

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has warned the British Government not to risk food safety in their eagerness to secure a quick trade deal with the United States. Recent reports have suggested that Government ministers are considering allowing products like chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef into the UK market during negotiations with their … Continue reading McGlone: British Government must not Bargain Food Safety for Quick US Trade Deal

AQO 275/17-22 – Immigration and Seasonal Workers in Agri-Food Sector

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, in relation to the proposed Points-Based System and Salary Thresholds for Immigration, for his assessment of the impact it may have on the supply of seasonal workers in the agri-food industry. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: The UK’s … Continue reading AQO 275/17-22 – Immigration and Seasonal Workers in Agri-Food Sector

AQW 200/17-22 – Safeguarding agriculture and agri-food sectors

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what measures his Department is taking to safeguard the agriculture and agri-food sectors in the context of Brexit. (AQW 200/17-22) Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: The Department has a comprehensive Brexit Programme, Chaired by the Permanent Secretary, which … Continue reading AQW 200/17-22 – Safeguarding agriculture and agri-food sectors