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Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Biodiversity (25 May 2021)

Edwin Poots: — recognising the importance of urban gardens in providing a refuge for biodiversity.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: North/South Ministerial Meetings (25 May 2021)

Edwin Poots: I remain committed to all my duties as a Minister in this devolved Assembly.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: DAERA Port Staff (25 May 2021)

Edwin Poots: — to stand up and say, "We do not want this protocol either".

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Urban/rural Divide (25 May 2021)

Edwin Poots: Yes, and that is one of the reasons why I am opposed to the Climate Change Bill that your party supports. It had not gone through a rural needs assessment before coming to the House. Despite that, your party supports the Bill.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Animal Cruelty Register (25 May 2021)

Edwin Poots: The Justice Minister and I met earlier this month to discuss that very issue.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Nature-friendly Farming (7 Jun 2021)

Christopher Stalford: I call Mr Edwin Poots, the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. The Minister has 10 minutes.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: DAERA Ballykelly: Staff Complement (21 Jun 2021)

Edwin Poots: There has been an effort from the outset to ensure that employees move to Ballykelly, without forcing people to do it against their will. That has proved to be very successful. As I indicated, the numbers there are a demonstration of its success.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Soil Sampling (21 Jun 2021)

Edwin Poots: That is why it would have been great to have someone like me as Minister over the last few years as opposed to the Assembly crashing and not operating. Those three years were wasted. A consequence of not having devolution is that everybody suffers in Northern Ireland, including the environment.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Dale Farm: Arla Contract (21 Jun 2021)

Edwin Poots: If Dale Farm has achieved something on the back of the protocol, I congratulate it, and I commiserate with the many thousands of businesses that are damaged as a consequence of the protocol.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: The Sea Fish Industry (Coronavirus) (Fixed Costs) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (5 Jul 2021)

Edwin Poots: I beg to move That the Sea Fish Industry (Coronavirus) (Fixed Costs) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 be affirmed.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Wildlife: Impact of Development (14 Sep 2021)

Edwin Poots: Shared Environmental Services is an independent body that was established by a previous Minister, Alex Attwood, to look at those areas of special interest. It gives advice to councils and is paid for by councils. The body has no responsibility whatsoever to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Islandmagee Gas Storage Project (14 Sep 2021)

Edwin Poots: I am considering a number of documents relating to the proposed Islandmagee gas storage project. The documents relate to an application for a marine licence and the review of a discharge consent and abstraction licence. The matter that I am determining is complex, and, as such, it is vital that I give the documentation all due consideration.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: NSMC: DUP Boycott (14 Sep 2021)

Edwin Poots: — Garvaghy Road and the other places where you seek votes. You are hurting your own people by looking for the rigorous implementation of the protocol, —

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Customs Checks (14 Sep 2021)

Edwin Poots: There is a proposal on that with the Department of Finance. That will go to the Executive for consideration.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Food Processing Sector: Labour Shortages (20 Sep 2021)

Gordon Lyons: I completely agree with the point that the Member has made. The point on the animal welfare issue in particular is one that the Minister of Agriculture, Edwin Poots, has made in his representations to the Government, and I hope that they will be listened to and acted on as soon as possible.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill: Second Stage (27 Sep 2021)

Edwin Poots: I beg to move That the Second Stage of the Climate Change (No. 2) Bill [NIA 28/17-22] be agreed.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards: Bespoke Agreement (4 Oct 2021)

Edwin Poots: That is a fact of life. That is what is causing the problem. Yes, Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Agri-food Sector: Labour Shortages (5 Oct 2021)

Edwin Poots: I really do have to pull the Member into line for that last comment. Who says that EU workers are not welcome in Northern Ireland and that they left here because they were not welcome?


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