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Northern Ireland Assembly: Agriculture and Rural Development: Farm Modernisation Scheme: EU Clearance (9 Mar 2009)

Edwin Poots: 7. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what official clearance the European Union gave her Department to proceed with the farm modernisation scheme on a first-come, first-served basis.     (AQO 2252/09)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Violence Against Teachers (10 Mar 2009)

Edwin Poots: I will let the Minister answer that herself. That sort of corporal punishment is more of a black-and-blue and broken-bones issue, and that was not what I was suggesting for schools. There was corporal punishment in schools for many years, and it is not anathema; it is not something that is wholly wrong —

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Sales of Alcohol to Minors (31 Mar 2009)

Edwin Poots: I have listened to the Member for three-and-a-half minutes, and his argument seems to be that there is no point in doing anything. I suggest that it is better to do something than to do nothing.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Cross-Sector Advisory Forum (20 Apr 2009)

Edwin Poots: This morning, I note that one party has moved away from suggesting that the economy should not be a number one priority. I trust that other parties will join them. Do any of those who sit on the cross-sectoral group advise that the economy should not be the first priority?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Office Of The First Minister And Deputy First Minister: Domestic Violence: Children’s Strategy (20 Apr 2009)

Edwin Poots: 3. asked the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister what assessment it has made of the impact of domestic violence in the context of delivering the children’s strategy.          (AQO 2468/09)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Loss of Nursing Posts (20 Apr 2009)

Edwin Poots: I am happy to give way. Let us hear what the Member has to say about the Appleby Report.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Employment and Learning: Queen’s University/Stranmillis Merger (27 Apr 2009)

Edwin Poots: If it is not to proceed by September 2009, will the Minister give a commitment to the House today to include St Mary’s College in the merger in order to do away with the separate system that is currently in operation, thereby fully integrating third-level education?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: STEM Subjects (27 Apr 2009)

Edwin Poots: There is a great burden of responsibility on the Education Minister to assist the Minister for Employment and Learning in this matter.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Dairy Farming (12 May 2009)

Edwin Poots: No, because I do not believe in totalitarianism. I believe in a free economy. I encourage individuals to shop around, because my local butcher supplies milk at a considerably lower price than the supermarkets, so perhaps people are better to support their local butchers.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Economy: Ad Hoc Committee (12 May 2009)

Edwin Poots: As someone who has planted quite a lot of trees over the years, I wonder whether the Member shares my concerns that the SDLP wants to institute a chainsaw massacre on one eighth of our forests across Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Final Stage (30 Jun 2009)

Edwin Poots: The Member asked whether freezing rates and delaying the introduction of water rates is sustainable. Is he suggesting that we should unfreeze rates and go ahead with introducing water rates? Is that the new policy of the Ulster Conservatives and Unionists — New Force?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial StatementS: Reform of the Planning System in  Northern Ireland (14 Sep 2009)

Edwin Poots: Area plans are working towards completion, and we hope to finish them before 2011. If it is believed that it is not possible to finish plans before that date, we will enter into discussions with the new councils’ transition committees to see how the plans can be completed. That is the route that we intend to take.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Second Stage (22 Sep 2009)

Edwin Poots: Will the Member give way?

Northern Ireland Assembly: environment: PPS 5 (5 Oct 2009)

Edwin Poots: My Department is still awaiting the outcome of the judicial challenge to draft PPS 5, which was heard in the High Court in January 2009.

Northern Ireland Assembly: environment: High Hedges Legislation (5 Oct 2009)

Edwin Poots: The legislation will cover mainly the fast growing, evergreen types of hedges, although it will not be exclusive. It will also cover other types of trees and hedges that can cause nuisance. Its main focus will be evergreen trees; for example, leylandii such as the Castlewellan Gold.

Northern Ireland Assembly: environment: Plastic Bag Levy (5 Oct 2009)

Edwin Poots: I do not have any immediate plans to introduce a levy on plastic bags.

Northern Ireland Assembly: environment: PPS 21 (5 Oct 2009)

Edwin Poots: I will discuss the finalisation of PPS 21 with the Executive subcommittee on the review of rural planning policy. The final version will be in place after it has been agreed by the Executive.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Local Government Reform Programme (20 Oct 2009)

Edwin Poots: I am grateful for the opportunity to make a statement on the local government reform programme and on my intention to launch a short period of stakeholder engagement on the economic appraisal — [Interruption.]


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