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

AQW 15639/17-22 – Legal advice on preparations for the new permanent border control posts

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what legal advice he has sought should he fail to make the preparations for the new permanent border control posts at ports of entry required by the Withdrawal Agreement. [Priority Written] Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: My officials … Continue reading AQW 15639/17-22 – Legal advice on preparations for the new permanent border control posts

McGlone Welcomes Work towards PGI Status for Irish Grass-fed Beef

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed progress towards extending an application for Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for Irish Grass-fed Beef to include beef produced in Northern Ireland. The Mid Ulster MLA received an Assembly written answer recently from the Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) Minister detailing the all-island work towards … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Work towards PGI Status for Irish Grass-fed Beef

AQO 1685/17-22 – Protected Geographical Indication status of Irish grass-fed beef

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had on extending, on an all island basis, the Protected Geographical Indication status of Irish grass-fed beef. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Minister Poots engaged with the DAFM Minister on a number of occasions … Continue reading AQO 1685/17-22 – Protected Geographical Indication status of Irish grass-fed beef

AQW 15324/17-22 – TB inspections

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what instructions have been issued to staff carrying out TB inspections regarding the wearing of protective equipment in compliance with COVID-19 regulations. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic DAERA staff carrying out … Continue reading AQW 15324/17-22 – TB inspections

AQW 12082/17-22 – Mycoplasma Bovis

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what research has been done by his Department on the effects of Mycoplasma Bovis. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Mycoplasma bovis is a world-wide disease of cattle, which was first recognised as a pathogen in 1961 in the … Continue reading AQW 12082/17-22 – Mycoplasma Bovis