AQW 19864/17-22 – Organic Farming

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to detail the support his Department provides to the organic farming sector. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: My Department offers support for the conversion and management of land to certified organic standards through the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS). … Continue reading AQW 19864/17-22 – Organic Farming

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

AQW 19868/17-22 – impact on agri-food industry of proposed trade agreement with Australia

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Irish Government on the potential impact on the agri-food industry on the island of Ireland of the proposed trade agreement with Australia. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Negotiations … Continue reading AQW 19868/17-22 – impact on agri-food industry of proposed trade agreement with Australia

AQW 19865/17-22 – Support for Beekeepers

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to detail the support his Department provides to beekeepers. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: My Department recently launched two new initiatives in Northern Ireland aimed at protecting all pollinators, including honeybees. The UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme and All-Ireland … Continue reading AQW 19865/17-22 – Support for Beekeepers

AQW 19866/17-22 – Deposit Return Scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to detail any plans he has to legislate for a refundable deposit for plastic bottles and aluminium cans. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: My officials have been developing options for a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers, … Continue reading AQW 19866/17-22 – Deposit Return Scheme

McGlone: Strategic Plan needed for Sustainable Future

Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that rural communities need a strategic plan to build a sustainable path to economic recovery. The SDLP spokesperson on Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs was speaking after this week’s Assembly debate on the 2021-22 budget. Mr McGlone said, “The one-year roll-over budget … Continue reading McGlone: Strategic Plan needed for Sustainable Future

McGlone Welcomes Unanimous Support for Protection of Peatlands and Woodlands

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed the Assembly’s unanimous support for an SDLP motion calling for measures to protect, preserve and enhance our peatlands and woodlands. The motion, which was debated on Tuesday 11 May, also paid tribute to the emergency service personnel from across these islands and the local community who … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Unanimous Support for Protection of Peatlands and Woodlands

AQW 16999/17-22 – Strategic Waste Partnership Group

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to detail the membership of the (i) Strategic Waste Partnership Group; and (ii) Government Waste Working Group. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: The Northern Ireland Strategic Waste Partnership (SWP) membership comprises of Directors from Department of Agriculture, Environment … Continue reading AQW 16999/17-22 – Strategic Waste Partnership Group