McGlone welcomes £21.4m COVID-19 support scheme

SDLP Agriculture and Rural Affairs Spokesperson, Patsy McGlone MLA has welcomed the opening of a £21.4m support scheme, which will benefit more than 11,000 local farms. The Mid Ulster MLA commented, "I welcome this announcement today and I encourage all local farmers to apply for this support scheme when it opens on Monday 7th September. … Continue reading McGlone welcomes £21.4m COVID-19 support scheme

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

AQW 5545/17-22 – Trade and Agriculture Standards Commission

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (i) what consideration he has given to the establishment of a trade and agriculture standards commission; and (ii) what communication there has been with the UK's Department for International Trade on the matter. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: … Continue reading AQW 5545/17-22 – Trade and Agriculture Standards Commission

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