AQW 4404/17-22 – Brexit Sanitary and Phytosanitary checks

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to detail his planning for Brexit Sanitary and Phytosanitary checks. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: My Department is currently scoping and implementing a cross-cutting programme of work as follows: understanding the processes required to reduce friction on trade … Continue reading AQW 4404/17-22 – Brexit Sanitary and Phytosanitary checks

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

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 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 presses for action for farmers

SDLP Mid Ulster Representative, Patsy McGlone MLA spoke today in the Assembly pressing for action and financial clarity for farmers across the North. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "Direct farm payments make up a significant proportion of the income generated by our farmers. They have been a lifeline through many difficult months. They are worth … Continue reading McGlone presses for action for farmers

Written Answer AQO 79/17-22 – Brexit: Economic and Fiscal Impact

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster):  To ask the Minister of Finance whether his departmental officials will work with the Department for the Economy to publish detailed assessments of the economic and fiscal impacts on Northern Ireland of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020, including the impact if the UK does not conclude a new … Continue reading Written Answer AQO 79/17-22 – Brexit: Economic and Fiscal Impact

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

McGlone: Expected job losses in Toomebridge devastating

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA, Patsy McGlone has said that workers at SDC Trailers will now be worried about job security following an announcement by the company. Mr McGlone said that staff need certainty quickly to help them prepare for the future. He said, "In their statement today, SDC Trailers were clear that the economic disruption … Continue reading McGlone: Expected job losses in Toomebridge devastating