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

McGlone: Risk of No Trade Deal with EU Remains High

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has warned that the risk of no trade deal being agreed between Britain and the EU by the end of the year remains high. Mr McGlone said, "While recent focus has been on tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, negotiations between the British Government and the EU on a new … Continue reading McGlone: Risk of No Trade Deal with EU Remains High

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

AQW 4405/17-22 – Implementation of the Ireland protocol

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for his assessment of the implementation of the Ireland protocol. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: From 1 January, the greater the deviation between the UK and the EU in terms of trading arrangements, tariffs and SPS rules, the … Continue reading AQW 4405/17-22 – Implementation of the Ireland protocol

AQW 964/17-22 – EU citizens rights

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what is being done to protect the rights of citizens from other European Union states residing in Northern Ireland. First Minister and deputy First Minister: EU, EEA or Swiss citizens can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living here … Continue reading AQW 964/17-22 – EU citizens rights

McGlone: British Government must not Bargain Food Safety for Quick US Trade Deal

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has warned the British Government not to risk food safety in their eagerness to secure a quick trade deal with the United States. Recent reports have suggested that Government ministers are considering allowing products like chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef into the UK market during negotiations with their … Continue reading McGlone: British Government must not Bargain Food Safety for Quick US Trade Deal

Written Answer AQO 79/17-22 – Brexit: Economic and Fiscal Impact

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster):  To ask the Minister of Finance whether his departmental officials will work with the Department for the Economy to publish detailed assessments of the economic and fiscal impacts on Northern Ireland of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020, including the impact if the UK does not conclude a new … Continue reading Written Answer AQO 79/17-22 – Brexit: Economic and Fiscal Impact