North/South Ministerial Council: Agriculture

Part of Ministerial Statements – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 12:30 pm on 22nd November 2016.

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Photo of Oliver McMullan Oliver McMullan Sinn Féin 12:30 pm, 22nd November 2016

I am pleased to see that there was a discussion about farm safety at the meeting. Did Ministers give consideration to making IT packages more available to the farming community? I am looking at the farm business scheme that has just been launched here. It is a matter of deep regret that IT is one of the ineligible items when you consider that anyone who goes online to apply gets 12 extra marks. Will you look at changing that to allow IT packages to become part of the grant scheme?