AQW 16998/17-22 – Mills Report recommendations

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what progress reports have been undertaken by his Department on the recommendations of the Mills Report; and when they will be published. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: I can confirm that a Management Action Plan containing 25 actions … Continue reading AQW 16998/17-22 – Mills Report recommendations

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 16997/17-22 – Polluter pays principle

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what progress has there been on creating a new sanction in legislation to make the polluter pay to remediate or remove illegally deposited waste. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Significant sanctions already exist within the Waste and Contaminated … Continue reading AQW 16997/17-22 – Polluter pays principle

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 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