McGlone Welcomes Constructive Meeting with UFU and Irish Minister

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed a constructive virtual discussion between representatives of the Ulster Famers’ Union (UFU) and Irish Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue. The online meeting, which was facilitated by the Mid Ulster MLA, involved UFU office bearers, chief executive and beef and lamb policy officer and took place at the … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Constructive Meeting with UFU and Irish Minister

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 7718/17-22 – Ports Infrastructure

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for his assessment of the infrastructure that will be required at ports in Northern Ireland under the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: The Official Controls Regulation (OCR) requirements are part of domestic law as … Continue reading AQW 7718/17-22 – Ports Infrastructure

AQW 7716/17-22 – EU Trade Agreement

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to help prepare the agri-food sector for the possibility of the transition period ending without a trade agreement with the EU. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: One of my key priorities is for … Continue reading AQW 7716/17-22 – EU Trade Agreement

AQW 7715/17-22 – Costs to the Agri-Food Sector of Brexit

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs how he will minimise the costs to the agri-food sector of complying with the requirements of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: A key ask for DAERA is for the UK Government and the … Continue reading AQW 7715/17-22 – Costs to the Agri-Food Sector of Brexit

AQW 5545/17-22 – Trade and Agriculture Standards Commission

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (i) what consideration he has given to the establishment of a trade and agriculture standards commission; and (ii) what communication there has been with the UK's Department for International Trade on the matter. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: … Continue reading AQW 5545/17-22 – Trade and Agriculture Standards Commission

McGlone: still work to do to ensure access to Self Employed Scheme

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone has said there is still work to do to ensure that the Self Employed Scheme online portal is fully inclusive and Irish passports are accepted as a means of ID. Mr McGlone commented, "The SDLP have been pushing the Finance Minister and British Government officials to secure improvements … Continue reading McGlone: still work to do to ensure access to Self Employed Scheme

AQW 4687/17-22 – Online identification for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance, pursuant to AQW 4092/17-22, for an update on the resolution of online identification verification problems with the Self Employed Income Support Scheme for holders of an Irish Passport and a Northern Ireland Driver Licence. Minister of Finance: My Department has worked closely with HMRC … Continue reading AQW 4687/17-22 – Online identification for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme