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

Agriculture Minister silent on Brexit trade threats

Social Democratic and Labour Party Agriculture Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has said that the impact of a UK trade deal with Australia that includes zero tariffs on agriculture products would risk flooding local markets with cheap, low quality meat imports from third party countries that would decimate local farming businesses if the protections of the … Continue reading Agriculture Minister silent on Brexit trade threats

AQW 15638/17-22 – Halting work on the new permanent border control posts

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with Executive colleagues and others (i) before; and (ii) after his unilateral decision to halt work on the new permanent border control posts required by the Withdrawal Agreement. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: … Continue reading AQW 15638/17-22 – Halting work on the new permanent border control posts

AQW 15637/17-22 – Cost of New Border Control Posts

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what is the cost to date of the preparations on the new permanent border control posts at ports of entry required by the Withdrawal Agreement. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Up to the end of January 2021, the … Continue reading AQW 15637/17-22 – Cost of New Border Control Posts

AQW 15636/17-22 – Legal Advice on Preparations for New Border Control Posts

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, pursuant to AQW 7116/17-22, what additional legal advice he has received should he fail to make the preparations for the new permanent border control posts at ports of entry required by the Withdrawal Agreement. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural … Continue reading AQW 15636/17-22 – Legal Advice on Preparations for New Border Control Posts