Results 61–80 of 5218 for speaker:Edwin Poots

Northern Ireland Assembly: Agriculture And Rural Development: Beef Exports Ban (2 Oct 2000)

Edwin Poots: 7. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development when a decision for the removal of the ban on beef exports will be made. (AQO 91/00)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Agriculture And Rural Development: Beef Exports Ban (2 Oct 2000)

Edwin Poots: It is interesting that the prospect of getting the beef ban lifted is being pushed back to the springtime. Most farmers believed that the ban would have been lifted by this autumn. They believed that all the necessary paperwork would have been carried out and felt that they had delivered on their side of the bargain. It is now the Department’s job to deliver. There will be a lot of concern...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Culture, Arts And Leisure: Maze Prison Site (2 Oct 2000)

Edwin Poots: 9. asked the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure if he has any plans to consider the viability of utilising the Maze Prison site as a centre for sporting excellence. (AQO 90/00)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Culture, Arts And Leisure: Maze Prison Site (2 Oct 2000)

Edwin Poots: This area is particularly level, covers 300 acres, and is easily accessible from the M1 motorway and the A1 dual carriageway. Does the Minister agree that this offers a spectacular opportunity to develop a centre of sporting excellence? Perhaps we could come up with some new sports like the 100-metre tunnel dig and the fence vaulting.

Northern Ireland Assembly: North/South Ministerial Council: Second Plenary Meeting (2 Oct 2000)

Edwin Poots: In the absence of the Regional Development Minister, the Deputy First Minister could seek advice from the well-known West Belfast MLA who is an expert on motability. Are the Irish Government satisfied that 13 sectoral meetings have taken place? Are they satisfied with the level of participation by Unionist Ministers?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Flags (17 Oct 2000)

Edwin Poots: He is running away.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Programme for Government (24 Oct 2000)

Edwin Poots: The Programme for Government has a lot of meaningless statements in it, and once one removes a lot of the verbiage and refines the details, one finds that the First Minister’s scriptwriters have failed to cover up the all-Ireland nature of the current process. I see one North/South body after another, whether it be language, health, road safety, tourism, trade, co-operation, strategic...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Civic Forum (24 Oct 2000)

Edwin Poots: If evidence were required to show that the Orange Order should have been appointed to the Civic Forum, perhaps it is in today’s debate; particularly after comments from those representing the Nationalist community in this Assembly. Ms Carmel Hanna, who I deem to be a very reasonable Nationalist, clearly does not understand the Orange Order, its workings, or what it is about. Obviously,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (24 Oct 2000)

Edwin Poots: They are racists.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Zero Waste Strategy (24 Oct 2000)

Edwin Poots: I am mystified by this motion’s being put down in the first place. We have in this Assembly a structure of Departments and Committees. The Environment Committee deals with this, and both proposers of the motion sit on that Committee. That Committee looked at and gave its unanimous support to a waste management strategy proposed by the Department. That policy was proposed on 20 March 2000...

Northern Ireland Assembly: The Environment British-Irish Council Sectoral Meeting (6 Nov 2000)

Edwin Poots: Why did the Minister omit the names of the representatives of the Scottish Executive, the National Assembly for Wales, the Isle of Man Government and the states of Jersey and Guernsey? That is not very inclusive. I would be as interested to know about their representatives as about those of the Irish Government. Regarding the OSPAR regional quality status report on the Celtic seas, did the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: The Environment British-Irish Council Sectoral Meeting (6 Nov 2000)

Edwin Poots: What about the statement?

Northern Ireland Assembly: The Environment British-Irish Council Sectoral Meeting (6 Nov 2000)

Edwin Poots: Who represented the Scottish Executive and the other named bodies?

Northern Ireland Assembly: The Environment British-Irish Council Sectoral Meeting (6 Nov 2000)

Edwin Poots: Was the issue of munitions dumping at Beaufort’s Dyke raised in relation to the OSPAR Commission’s regional quality status report on the Celtic Seas?

Northern Ireland Assembly: The Environment British-Irish Council Sectoral Meeting: Food Standards Agency (6 Nov 2000)

Edwin Poots: Will the Food Safety Promotion Board — the all-Ireland executive body — adopt the best working practice, as set out in the Food Standards Agency’s statement? If so, will the board raise the issue of the dumping of BSE carcasses close to rivers in the Irish Republic, where there is official support for such dumping? We know that JCBs have been used in BSE dumping for quite a while in the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: The Environment British-Irish Council Sectoral Meeting: Food Standards Agency (6 Nov 2000)

Edwin Poots: There has been dumping of BSE-infected carcasses close to rivers in the Irish Republic, and that has been supported by the Government. Will the standards that apply in Northern Ireland be applied to animals in the Irish Republic, and will the Minister take steps to stop the importation of animals that do not meet the standards that are required of farmers in Northern Ireland?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Office of First minister and deputy first minister: British-Irish Council (6 Nov 2000)

Edwin Poots: Can the Office of the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister confirm that the British-Irish Council will continue in its present format and that the Office of the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister will not stop IRA/Sinn Féin Ministers from attending?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Office of First minister and deputy first minister: Potato Crop (Brown Rot) (6 Nov 2000)

Edwin Poots: 4. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development if she is aware of an outbreak of brown rot in the Scottish potato crop and, if so, what steps she has taken to ensure that it will not contaminate the potato crop in Northern Ireland. (AQO 226/00)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Office of First minister and deputy first minister: Potato Crop (Brown Rot) (6 Nov 2000)

Edwin Poots: As the Minister indicated, Northern Ireland has never had brown rot. It is a disease that we do not want to infect our potato crops. I would like her to ensure that the Department ensures that no samples are allowed into Northern Ireland containing any disease, as washings of those potatoes could get into our water system, and thus contaminate the entire crop and do substantial damage to the...


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