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Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Committee for the Economy: Energy Strategy Report (23 Nov 2020)

Philip McGuigan: — and most appropriate use of resources. I welcome this strategy and the shift in policy that it represents.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Committee for the Economy: Energy Strategy Report (23 Nov 2020)

Philip McGuigan: As other Members have done, I thank my party colleague the Chair of the Economy Committee for bringing the inquiry report to the Assembly for debate. Any energy strategy must be placed firmly in the context of the global climate and biodiversity crisis, and, therefore, for us in the North, the strategy must be an ambitious exercise in decarbonisation and radical climate action. The United...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: COVID-19: Sports Funding (23 Nov 2020)

Philip McGuigan: 2. Mr McGuigan asked the Minister for Communities when applications will open for the funding allocated to the sports sectors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. (AQO 1142/17-22)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: COVID-19: Sports Funding (23 Nov 2020)

Philip McGuigan: I thank the Minister for her response. I welcome the news that applications for funding will open early next week. I also welcome the financial package that the Minister has agreed with the sporting bodies, her continued engagement with sports governing bodies across the North and, indeed, her engagement with local GAA clubs in my constituency recently. Given that she said that the money will...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Fly-tipping and Littering (17 Nov 2020)

Philip McGuigan: Minister, I love nothing more than cycling, running or walking around the rural roads of the North and through towns and villages, and it is a pleasant experience that is often spoiled by witnessing instances of fly-tipping and general littering. I understand the answer that was given to the previous question, but there must be a cross-departmental policy or strategy that can change the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Basic Payment Scheme Simplifications and the Direction of Travel for Future Agricultural Policy in Northern Ireland, including Support Payments (17 Nov 2020)

Philip McGuigan: Minister, thank you for the statement. It is lengthy and contains a lot of detail. I look forward to going through it in my role on the Committee and to working with you. In total, the annual CAP basic payment is £293 million and represents 79% of the total income of our farmers. Currently, that is wholly funded by the EU. Does the Minister agree that a level playing field on the island of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: British-Irish Council: Environment (17 Nov 2020)

Philip McGuigan: Minister, you outlined how Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to UN sustainable development goal 5, one of the key aims of which is an end to destructive fishing practices. Was the issue of super-trawlers in Irish or British waters, and, specifically, in marine protected areas, raised at the meeting?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: North/South Ministerial Council: Special EU Programmes (17 Nov 2020)

Philip McGuigan: I thank the Minister for his statement. It is clear from the information that he has brought to the House, the sums mentioned and from what other Members have said that there is clearly commitment from the EU to Peace programme funding and supporting communities across the island, including my constituency. I have nothing but support for that type of programme. However, one issue that I and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Ammonia Levels in Northern Ireland (16 Nov 2020)

Philip McGuigan: Will the Member give way?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Ammonia Levels in Northern Ireland (16 Nov 2020)

Philip McGuigan: Does the Member acknowledge that in the Climate Change Bill there are targets to 2045 and that key to the Bill is, as I outlined, a just transition in that we bring all sections of society along with us?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Ammonia Levels in Northern Ireland (16 Nov 2020)

Philip McGuigan: I beg to move the following amendment Leave out all after ‘300 per cent or more;’ and insert: ‘recognises the need to reduce further overloading of critical thresholds; acknowledges that emissions do not recognise borders; and calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to conduct a review of the planning application process to ensure planners have all the appropriate guidance on ammonia...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Ammonia Levels in Northern Ireland (16 Nov 2020)

Philip McGuigan: I share many of the concerns articulated by Clare Bailey on the environmental impact of ammonia. In a unary world, I could agree with her about the solution; we do not live in a unary world, however. In this instance, while agreeing with the problem, I feel that a more nuanced and rounded solution is necessary. The motion asks for this problem to be dealt with by the Infrastructure Minister...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Ammonia Levels in Northern Ireland (16 Nov 2020)

Philip McGuigan: I welcome the Member's intervention and agree that the issue at stake is the lack of an ammonia strategy coming from the Minister. We need to see that soon, and I will be making remarks later on in relation to that. Not only do we need a cross-departmental solution, and even, as the Member's intervention shows, solutions crossing within Departments, but we also need an all-Ireland approach to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Bicycle Strategy (16 Nov 2020)

Philip McGuigan: The Minister will obviously be aware of the tragic death of another cyclist on our roads five days ago. Without any knowledge of that specific incident, as a cyclist, I am well aware that, without cycling-only infrastructure and additional cycling safety measures, unfortunately, further tragedies on our roads will occur. Does the Minister intend to review the Highway Code to explore ways of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Communities in Transition: East Antrim (16 Nov 2020)

Philip McGuigan: Can the Minister give an overview on the phase two preparations for the delivery of the Communities in Transition project?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: North/South Ministerial Council: Aquaculture and Marine (16 Nov 2020)

Philip McGuigan: Will the Minister give us an update on the readiness of ports in the North for the end of the Brexit transition period and what will happen if they are not fully ready by that date?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: North/South Ministerial Council: Environment (16 Nov 2020)

Philip McGuigan: Given the recent discovery of two birds, a swan in Derry and a falcon in Limerick, with bird flu, what are the contingency plans in the Department here in the North in the event of an outbreak of bird flu? What is the level of cooperation across the island to monitor the situation?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Brexit: Cost (10 Nov 2020)

Philip McGuigan: T6. Mr McGuigan asked the Minister of Finance, with the end of the implementation period fast approaching, what certainty the British Government have provided with regard to meeting the cost of Brexit. (AQT 646/17-22)


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