Agri-food Sector: Investment

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Economy – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:00 pm on 29 April 2024.

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Photo of Conor Murphy Conor Murphy Sinn Féin 3:00, 29 April 2024

As, I am sure, the Member will understand, it will lie primarily in the remit of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to assist people to get land and farms into that area. We will be able to contribute to that, even through some of the areas that were referred to in the previous questions on connectivity and making grid connections more accessible for people. The move towards a just transition and towards the targets that we have set ourselves is not for a single Department; we all have a responsibility. We have a legal obligation but also a moral one. Given the rural society that we live in, there are opportunities for farmers and landowners to become involved in that work. We will be happy to do anything that we can across all Departments, including mine, to support that.