McGlone Welcomes Progress on Project Stratum

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed progress on Project Stratum to deliver improved broadband in rural areas. Fibrus Networks was recently announced as the preferred partner in the project to roll out full fibre broadband to 78,750 rural homes and businesses in the north by March 2024. Project Stratum represents an investment … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Progress on Project Stratum

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

AQW 10015/17-22 – Banning of single-use plastics

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 banning of single-use plastics on the island of Ireland. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: At the 4 November British-Irish Council (BIC) Environment sector Ministerial … Continue reading AQW 10015/17-22 – Banning of single-use plastics

AQW 10012/17-22 – Farm safety

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what actions his Department is taking to highlight the importance of farm safety. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Agriculture is our most dangerous industry and has consistently held a poor safety record in relation to deaths and serious … Continue reading AQW 10012/17-22 – Farm safety

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 10013/17-22 – Mental health and wellbeing amongst farmers

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what initiatives his Department is undertaking to promote better mental health and wellbeing amongst farmers. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: The Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation (TRPSI) Framework supports the development and delivery of initiatives to address … Continue reading AQW 10013/17-22 – Mental health and wellbeing amongst farmers

AQW 8574/17-22 – Improving water quality

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs whether he will make it policy to introduce new metrics to measure improvements in individual aspects of water quality in (i) rivers; and (ii) other inland freshwater bodies. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Water quality metrics are set … Continue reading AQW 8574/17-22 – Improving water quality

AQW 8573/17-22 – Reducing the use of plastics

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what progress his Department has made on reducing the use of plastics. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: In the New Decade, New Approach deal, the Executive is tasked with bringing forward actions to address climate change including creating … Continue reading AQW 8573/17-22 – Reducing the use of plastics