AQW 16943/17-22 – Cross-border waste crime

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what measures are in place to address cross-border waste crime. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: NIEA is one of number of enforcement agencies from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (ROI), which meet regularly in cross-border groupings, … Continue reading AQW 16943/17-22 – Cross-border waste crime

AQW 16942/17-22 – Illegal waste disposal sites

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs how he plans to ensure that other illegal waste disposal sites do not remain undetected. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: My officers are actively continuing to make optimum use of all the resources available to them to locate … Continue reading AQW 16942/17-22 – Illegal waste disposal sites

AQW 11715/17-22 – Hydrogen economy

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to support the Northern Ireland hydrogen economy. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Hydrogen policy lies within the remit of the Department of Economy. Nevertheless, having recently met with a number of stakeholders and … Continue reading AQW 11715/17-22 – Hydrogen economy

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 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

McGlone Welcomes Assembly Debate on Banning Onshore Petroleum Licencing

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed an Assembly debate on the banning of onshore exploration for, drilling for and extraction of hydrocarbons in Northern Ireland. Speaking ahead of the debate, Mr McGlone said, "The future is one of a decarbonised energy system. This Assembly debate is an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Assembly Debate on Banning Onshore Petroleum Licencing

McGlone: Concern at Assembly ‘Rubber-Stamping’ of Brexit legislation

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has expressed concern at the Assembly being asked to ‘rubber-stamp’ legislation relating to Brexit without proper scrutiny. The Mid Ulster MLA is a member of the Assembly Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. Mr McGlone said, "The Assembly is currently being asked to approve secondary legislation relating … Continue reading McGlone: Concern at Assembly ‘Rubber-Stamping’ of Brexit legislation