Results 161–180 of 5272 for speaker:Edwin Poots

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: Antrim-Knockmore Railway (5 Mar 2001)

Edwin Poots: 6. asked the Minister for Regional Development to detail the level of subsidy provided by his Department to operate the Antrim-Knockmore railway line. (AQO 953/00)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: Antrim-Knockmore Railway (5 Mar 2001)

Edwin Poots: When will the Minister be in a position to tell us how much money the Department believes may be allocated in subsidy for this line? Will the Department, in arriving at its conclusion, take into account the subsidy for the replacement bus service, together with the fact that fewer people would use that service?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Programme for Government (6 Mar 2001)

Edwin Poots: I will not be supporting the Programme for Government. This is an attempt to deceive — joined-up government does not exist. First, DUP Ministers did not participate in the Executive and are not part of the Government. Secondly, the IRA/Sinn Féin Ministers are taking the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister to court, and, thirdly, the Ulster Unionists are refusing to nominate...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Foot-and-Mouth Disease (12 Mar 2001)

Edwin Poots: The news that over 60 animals, which came from the infected area in England, are circulating somewhere in the Irish Republic or in Northern Ireland is alarming. Will the Minister assure us that she is encouraging the RUC to arrest and charge the people responsible for not co-operating with the Ministry of Agriculture on this issue? Furthermore, will she use this experience to clamp down on...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Foot-and-Mouth Disease (12 Mar 2001)

Edwin Poots: My question related to compensation for livestock marts.

Northern Ireland Assembly: (The Environment: North/South Ministerial Council Sectoral Meeting) (12 Mar 2001)

Edwin Poots: In October 2000 the environment sectoral meeting of the North/South Ministerial Council agreed to proposals for the development of the database of environmental information. It was agreed that the emphasis should be placed on a few specific matters such as the options for completing the CORINE Land Cover Project 2000 and the development and integration of several key databases on matters such...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Cancer Treatment: Hospital Facilities (12 Mar 2001)

Edwin Poots: Is the Minister aware that people have to wait up to two and a half years for MRI scans? A constituent of mine was told after six months that he would get an MRI scan but that it would be in 22 months’ time. Further to that, is the Minister aware that many people are having operations cancelled because there are not enough intensive care beds? Many people who have to receive thoracic...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Student Support (26 Mar 2001)

Edwin Poots: Much of what the Minister has said today has been based on what the parents of students earn. Does the Minister not recognise that university students are not dependent on their parents? Has he given any consideration to situations in which, for example, parents may be divorced and the young person may live with either the mother or the father? That parent may not be the main earner and may...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Student Support (26 Mar 2001)

Edwin Poots: It concerned people in the higher tax band who have more than one child at university.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Tourism: Funding (26 Mar 2001)

Edwin Poots: 7. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the steps he is taking to ensure equality of funding for tourism projects throughout Northern Ireland. (AQO 1173/00)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Tourism: Funding (26 Mar 2001)

Edwin Poots: When will the Minister stop paying lip service to this issue? There is abundant evidence that those promoting tourism in Lagan Valley have not received a slice of the cake commensurate with their effort. Will he even indicate a willingness to lift the current moratorium on grant aid for hotel development in that area? This is inhibiting the growth of tourism in Lagan Valley.

Northern Ireland Assembly: EU Structural Funds (27 Mar 2001)

Edwin Poots: Not for the first time is the Office of the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister showing gross discourtesy to the House by not turning up this morning for something in which it plays such a key role. I also have to say to Mr Close that we are not receiving manna from heaven. Perhaps the people of Northern Ireland are just getting back some of the money they have paid in taxes. Does...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Beef and Pig Sectors (27 Mar 2001)

Edwin Poots: I would like to address two points in the report. The first of those is recommendation 2, which states: "The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development should press the United Kingdom Government to introduce a ban on imports of foreign beef that presents a threat to the local agricultural industry and a risk to consumers." In recent weeks and months we have seen evidence of the risk that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Foot-and-Mouth Disease (2 Apr 2001)

Edwin Poots: Does the Minister accept that her Department has misled the people of Northern Ireland? The Department claimed that these animals were being moved in sealed trailers. In fact they were moved in articulated tipping lorries with tarpaulins pulled over the top. Those are not sealed units. Those vehicles were driving along the A1, through farms. How were farmers along the A1 supposed to "fortress...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Foot-and-Mouth Disease (2 Apr 2001)

Edwin Poots: There were farms along the side of the roads.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Pig Industry Restructuring (Capital Grant) Scheme (2 Apr 2001)

Edwin Poots: The pig industry has faced many difficulties in the past few years, and many farmers find themselves with debts that outstrip their assets. To this end, the on-goers scheme must be welcomed as a step in the right direction. There are other steps that many of us would like to have seen included. Nonetheless, we welcome the steps that have been taken in the interim. I have a number of questions...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Pig Industry Restructuring (Capital Grant) Scheme (2 Apr 2001)

Edwin Poots: I agree. I know that the Minister is busy with the foot-andmouth-disease crisis. Believe it or not, we are sympathetic to the Minister. The fact that we ask awkward questions does not mean that we are trying to get at her. However, our constituents are concerned about the issues we are raising on their behalf. There are 500 farmers out there, and 420 of them are not very happy. It would be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister: Agriculture Industry: Support from Executive EU Office (2 Apr 2001)

Edwin Poots: Can the Deputy First Minister say how much it has cost to set up the Brussels office? How has the project exceeded its budget by so much?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Environment: Irish Hare (2 Apr 2001)

Edwin Poots: 4. asked the Minister of the Environment to detail his proposals to provide greater protection for the Irish hare. (AQO 1210/00)


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