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

McGlone: there can be no doubt that we face a climate emergency

SDLP Environment Spokesperson, Patsy McGlone urged senior Departmental officials to treat the climate crisis with the severity it deserves and not to play to the flawed politics of a DUP Minister. The Mid Ulster MLA commented, "Minimisation of the climate crisis and the confusion that ensued from Minister Poots, based on an official briefing, is … Continue reading McGlone: there can be no doubt that we face a climate emergency

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 4506/17-22 – Animal cruelty register

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to outline the progress made on the introduction of an animal cruelty register. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: As I have previously indicated, I am open to the possibility of creating a register of those convicted of animal … Continue reading AQW 4506/17-22 – Animal cruelty register

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

AQO 275/17-22 – Immigration and Seasonal Workers in Agri-Food Sector

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, in relation to the proposed Points-Based System and Salary Thresholds for Immigration, for his assessment of the impact it may have on the supply of seasonal workers in the agri-food industry. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: The UK’s … Continue reading AQO 275/17-22 – Immigration and Seasonal Workers in Agri-Food Sector

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

AQW 2584/17-22 – Decline in the Bee Population

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what measures (i) are being taken; and (ii) will be taken by his Department to arrest the decline in the bee population. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: The Department provides guidance to landowners on the maintenance of habitats … Continue reading AQW 2584/17-22 – Decline in the Bee Population