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

McGlone leads delegation to meet DAERA Permanent Secretary

SDLP Spokesperson for Agriculture Patsy McGlone MLA and Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food & The Marine Charlie McConalogue TD led a delegation this week to meet the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to raise concerns about the implications of Brexit on the Agri-food sector. The MLA for Mid … Continue reading McGlone leads delegation to meet DAERA Permanent Secretary

McGlone Seeks Meeting with DAERA over Brexit Preparations

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, is to meet with the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to discuss their preparations for Brexit and beyond 29th March. The Mid Ulster MLA is also to raise the issue of nuclear waste dumping following the publication of video broadcasts by Radioactive … Continue reading McGlone Seeks Meeting with DAERA over Brexit Preparations