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Northern Ireland Assembly: culture, arts and leisure: Cricket Clubs in the  North-West: Funding (4 Feb 2008)

Edwin Poots: Their success was demonstrated in last year’s world cricket finals when Ireland beat Pakistan; several players from Northern Ireland participated in that team. Members should, therefore, recognise the success enjoyed by the cricket team on the world stage in the past year, and the work that has been done in the development of the sport since 2006 contributed to that.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Regional Development: Rapid-Transport System (10 Nov 2008)

Edwin Poots: Does the Minister recognise that the draft Belfast metropolitan transport plan’s rapid-transit study failed? One of the areas of major traffic movement is between Lisburn and Belfast. The proposed rapid-transit system does not address that problem. Therefore, we have gridlock on our motorways every morning, in spite of the £100 million that has been spent on the Westlink.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Health Technology (8 Oct 2012)

Edwin Poots: Well, 94% of clinical users agreed that the use of ECR improved patient care, 89% of users agreed that its use improved patient safety, and 83% of doctors reported a better clinical outcome as a result of its use.  So, it is evident from the clinical and user side that people believe that they are getting better results as a consequence.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Coastal Waters (17 Feb 2020)

Edwin Poots: Given that all the waters between Scotland and Northern Ireland, and England and Northern Ireland, are UK waters, they will all count. You could catch a fish 100 metres from the shore and the EU would want you to go through a customs arrangement. I hope that it will change its mind and that it is just a negotiating position.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Electricty Costs (6 Nov 2000)

Edwin Poots: I welcome Mr Byrne’s motion and the amendment moved by Mr Beggs. I understand that they have come to an agreement about the motion. The Democratic Unionist Party will support whatever the Members have agreed. It is good to see that not all members of the SDLP suffer from the Dallat syndrome and can put forward practical and useful motions.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Special EU Programmes: North/South Ministerial Council Sectoral Meeting (27 Nov 2000)

Edwin Poots: Does the Minister acknowledge that the £1·2 million being allocated from the Executive’s Budget would be better spent in actual programmes within Northern Ireland? Does he recognise that the cross-border element reduces the ability of areas not along the border to tap into that money? Is there not, therefore, an element of discrimination against areas such as Lagan Valley?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly business (19 Mar 2002)

Edwin Poots: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Last Thursday, it was announced that Her Majesty would confer city status on two of the Province’s towns, Newry and Lisburn. Is it in order for the Assembly to congratulate those towns? As a representative of what is now Ulster’s second city, I feel it would be appropriate for us to do so.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Environment: Illegal Dumping (7 Dec 2009)

Edwin Poots: The Department will deal with all reports of illegal dumping that it is informed about, and our crime unit is proactive in responding to complaints. The number of prosecutions over the past three years demonstrates the Department’s effectiveness in that respect. However, we are happy to look at whether it needs to be supplemented or whether more work is required.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Environment: Planning Policy Statement 21 (8 Nov 2010)

Edwin Poots: I remain committed to reconvening a meeting of the Executive subgroup on that issue. However, there are other planning-related matters that need to be tackled before dissolution, such as the planning reform Bill and other planning policy statements. As those are settled, it will be easier for me to give due priority to the non-farming rural dwellers issue.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Organ Donation (5 Feb 2013)

Edwin Poots: Public awareness and education are vital, because when the Spanish introduced the opt-out rule they did not see a significant rise until they engaged in public information and education.  Then, they saw the real benefits of the opt-out.  Without providing public awareness, we will not be using this to maximum effect.  That is why public awareness is essential.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Patient Deaths:  Royal Victoria Hospital (11 Feb 2014)

Edwin Poots: The discussion that we had in January was about what happened on three days.  The issue that we are discussing now is about five incidents that occurred over a year.  We need to be very careful and very sensitive about how we handle these things.  I do not intend to engage in some sort of ping-pong about people's deaths.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Social Work:  24/7 Access (10 Jun 2014)

Edwin Poots: We have been working quite closely with the social work community on this.  In the past year, we have provided 24/7 access to social work teams in each trust across Northern Ireland.  So, if you require or someone requires a social worker, 24/7 access is available.  That has been developed over the past year, and it is a significant advance.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Brexit: Contingency Plans (13 Jun 2016)

Edwin Poots: Does the deputy First Minister recognise that removing the United Kingdom from Europe would bring many more powers back to the Assembly, and, instead of having unelected commissioners making decisions that impact on the lives of the people, the Assembly would be making those decisions and bringing about a far greater level of democracy for the people of Northern Ireland?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: On-street Parking (7 Nov 2016)

Edwin Poots: Thank you very much for giving way. On the basis of the last figures that I found available, which were for 2012, it was costing over £9 million to NSL. Given that there are 115 operatives on the streets of Northern Ireland, do you think that £80,000 per redcoat is good value for money and, therefore, that the matter should be reviewed?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Northern Ireland Produce: Promotion (29 Nov 2021)

Edwin Poots: Absolutely. We are working with the Department for the Economy on those issues. There are tremendous opportunities to market Northern Ireland's produce. We have exceptional produce, and that is why much of the food sold by Fortnum and Mason and some of the finest sales companies around the world that sell fine-quality foods can come from Northern Ireland businesses.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Statutory Committee Membership (14 Sep 2009)

William Hay: ...Robinson replace Mr Ian McCrea as a member of the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister; that Dr William McCrea and Mr Jim Shannon replace Mr Trevor Clarke and Mr Edwin Poots as members of the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development; that Mr Trevor Clarke and Miss Michelle McIlveen replace Mr Nelson McCausland and Mr Jim Shannon as members of the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Culture, Arts And Leisure: Irish-Language Legislation (12 Nov 2007)

Edwin Poots: I have had no correspondence from the Human Rights Commissioner subsequent to my statement. I am aware of speculation that correspondence was sent to the Secretary of State; however, it has not been forwarded to me. If the Human Rights Commissioner wants to do things in order, it would be right and proper that she communicate with me on the issue.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Culture, Arts And Leisure: Multi-Sports Stadium (19 May 2008)

Edwin Poots: I have met officials of all three sporting bodies and can confirm that without the involvement of any of those three organisations — Ulster Rugby, the Irish Football Association or the GAA — there would be a deficit of funding for a stadium. If one of those organisations pulled out, public money would have to be ploughed into the stadium year on year.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Second Stage (15 Sep 2008)

Edwin Poots: I declare an interest, which is probably diminishing. Often the implementation of a Bill, rather than the Bill itself, can be the problem. The Assembly wants the implementation of the Bill to be proportionate and measured. I refer to the implementation of measures that were introduced to deal with the outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy. I said that to show off.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Environment: Planning Service: Staffing (11 May 2010)

Edwin Poots: At this time, there are no plans to close local offices. We are carrying out a staff redeployment, and the offices will remain intact for the foreseeable future. If the requirement to make further savings were to arise, we would have to make further decisions on how to arrive at those savings. Closing offices is not currently one of those decisions.


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