AQW 17000/17-22 – Landfill tax avoidance

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for an update on the cooperative efforts with HMRC to address the issue of landfill tax avoidance in relation to serious waste crime. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: NIEA’s Enforcement Branch has an ongoing, productive relationship with its … Continue reading AQW 17000/17-22 – Landfill tax avoidance

AQW 16996/17-22 – Sentencing guidelines for waste offences

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had on the need to strengthen sentencing guidelines for waste offences. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: I have not had any recent discussions regarding the need to strengthen sentencing guidelines for waste offences, … Continue reading AQW 16996/17-22 – Sentencing guidelines for waste offences

AQW 16944/17-22 – Contaminated land regulatory regime

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to outline the plans to develop a specific contaminated land regulatory regime. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: I can advise that I have considered the recommendations from a risk assessment conducted by the NIEA of the financial, environmental … Continue reading AQW 16944/17-22 – Contaminated land regulatory regime

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 16945/17-22 – Responsibility for enforcement of waste legislation

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what steps have been taken to clarify responsibility for enforcement of waste legislation between local government and the NI Environment Agency. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: For large scale serious and/or organised waste offending, my officials continue to … Continue reading AQW 16945/17-22 – Responsibility for enforcement of waste legislation

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