AQW 21675/17-22 – £5m underspend on Brexit Protocol Inspections

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to outline the reason for the £5m underspend in the allocation of funding for boundary regulatory inspection capability work relating to the Brexit Protocol. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: A £4.9 million underspend against the capital budget of … Continue reading AQW 21675/17-22 – £5m underspend on Brexit Protocol Inspections

AQW 21676/17-22 – Funding for Brexit Protocol Inspections

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what was the total allocation of funding for boundary regulatory inspection capability work relating to the Brexit Protocol, in the last twelve months. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: £13.0 million Capital and £3.0 million Resource was allocated to … Continue reading AQW 21676/17-22 – Funding for Brexit Protocol Inspections

AQW 21674/17-22 – Funding for Brexit Protocol Inspections

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what assurances has he sought that the funding for boundary regulatory inspection capability work relating to the Brexit Protocol, that his Department returned to the UK Treasury, will be available when required. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: DAERA … Continue reading AQW 21674/17-22 – Funding for Brexit Protocol Inspections

AQW 19867/17-22 – Representations on proposed trade agreement with Australia

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what representations he has made to the UK Government on the proposed trade agreement with Australia. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: I have been clear that a trade agreement with Australia should see current standards maintained and that … Continue reading AQW 19867/17-22 – Representations on proposed trade agreement with Australia

AQW 19868/17-22 – impact on agri-food industry of proposed trade agreement with Australia

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Irish Government on the potential impact on the agri-food industry on the island of Ireland of the proposed trade agreement with Australia. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Negotiations … Continue reading AQW 19868/17-22 – impact on agri-food industry of proposed trade agreement with Australia

McGlone Welcomes Work towards PGI Status for Irish Grass-fed Beef

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed progress towards extending an application for Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for Irish Grass-fed Beef to include beef produced in Northern Ireland. The Mid Ulster MLA received an Assembly written answer recently from the Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) Minister detailing the all-island work towards … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Work towards PGI Status for Irish Grass-fed Beef

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

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