McGlone Welcomes Constructive Meeting with UFU and Irish Minister

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed a constructive virtual discussion between representatives of the Ulster Famers’ Union (UFU) and Irish Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue. The online meeting, which was facilitated by the Mid Ulster MLA, involved UFU office bearers, chief executive and beef and lamb policy officer and took place at the … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Constructive Meeting with UFU and Irish Minister

AQW 10086/17-22 – UK carbon emissions trading scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the British Government on the implementation of a UK emissions trading scheme that is linked with the EU emissions trading scheme. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Under the Northern Ireland Protocol … Continue reading AQW 10086/17-22 – UK carbon emissions trading scheme

AQO 1140/17-22 – Lease agreements for points of entry facilities post-Brexit

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to outline the progress his Department has made in securing the relevant lease agreements for suitable site locations for points of entry facilities before the end of the transition period. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: After a period … Continue reading AQO 1140/17-22 – Lease agreements for points of entry facilities post-Brexit

AQW 8576/17-22 – Freeport proposals

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy what independent research she has (i) commissioned; and (ii) consulted on regarding the role that freeports can play in incentivising international trade, boosting innovation and regenerating disadvantaged areas post-Brexit. Minister for the Economy: I want to ensure that the emerging UK Government Freeport … Continue reading AQW 8576/17-22 – Freeport proposals

McGlone: Concern at Assembly ‘Rubber-Stamping’ of Brexit legislation

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has expressed concern at the Assembly being asked to ‘rubber-stamp’ legislation relating to Brexit without proper scrutiny. The Mid Ulster MLA is a member of the Assembly Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. Mr McGlone said, "The Assembly is currently being asked to approve secondary legislation relating … Continue reading McGlone: Concern at Assembly ‘Rubber-Stamping’ of Brexit legislation

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