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Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Veterinary Education Facility (13 Apr 2021)

Edwin Poots: There is an increasing acceptance that the Northern Ireland agri-food industry requires a more assured supply of veterinarians than is available from the existing sources. However, there are a number of possible options for meeting that need. In my absence in early March, Minister Gordon Lyons met the vice chancellors of Ulster University and Queen's University Belfast. He proposed an...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: The Horse Racing (Amendment) Bill: First Stage (13 Apr 2021)

Edwin Poots: I beg to introduce the Horse Racing (Amendment) Bill [NIA 20/17-22], which is a Bill to amend the Horse Racing (Northern Ireland) Order 1990 to allow for payments to be made from the Horse Racing Fund to horse racecourse operators; and for connected purposes. Bill passed First Stage and ordered to be printed.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Fishing Vessels: Customs Declaration (13 Apr 2021)

Edwin Poots: As you may be aware, customs formalities are not a devolved issue, although my Department has been liaising with HMRC to seek clarity on those issues. The HMRC advice states that for fish caught in UK territorial waters, the EU's view is that there is the need for customs and regulatory requirements, including the submission of safety and security declarations by the fishers on each landing....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Agricultural Policy (13 Apr 2021)

Edwin Poots: In 2018, DAERA undertook an engagement exercise, gathering a broad range of stakeholders' views on future agricultural policy. Those views and further stakeholder engagement have been central to developing my vision for future agriculture in Northern Ireland. My Department is now at an advanced stage in the development of a draft policy framework portfolio, which I hope to publish in the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Tributes to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (12 Apr 2021)

Thomas Buchanan: ...to country and Commonwealth with great humour, humility and, indeed, humanity. There is no doubt that he has left us all with a great example to follow. I remember the day, which my colleague Edwin Poots referred to, when the Queen and Prince Philip came to open the new South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen, and I remember the humour that Prince Philip presented that day. As I was...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Ministerial Breaches of the Executive's COVID-19 Messaging (1 Apr 2021)

Jonathan Buckley: .... I cannot but be moved by their accounts of what they have had to deal with. I listened to Mr Nesbitt's account. How could you not be moved? I listened to the accounts of Kellie Armstrong and Edwin Poots. How many other stories do we have where people feel a sense of regret that, because they followed the regulations and the law, they were not able to bury their loved ones in a manner...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Health and Social Care Bill: Second Stage (16 Mar 2021)

Pam Cameron: ...major bureaucratic change in the manner of governance of our health system through the transfer of responsibilities from the Health and Social Care Board. On 8 April 2014, the then Health Minister, Edwin Poots, announced his intention to commission the former Chief Medical Officer of England, Professor Liam Donaldson, to advise on the improvement of governance arrangements across Northern...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Ministerial Resignations and Appointments (9 Mar 2021)

Alex Maskey: ..., Environment and Rural Affairs and that Mr Gary Middleton has resigned the office of junior Minister. I have also been informed by the nominating officer for the Democratic Unionist Party that Mr Edwin Poots has been nominated as Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. Mr Poots accepted the nomination and affirmed the Pledge of Office in my presence and that of the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Supply Resolution for the Northern Ireland Spring Supplementary Estimates 2020-21 and Supply Resolution for the Northern Ireland Estimates: Vote on Account 2021-22 (1 Mar 2021)

William Irwin: ...priority, given the importance of their work. I really feel that their efforts are taken for granted, and that should not be the case. I encourage Minister Swann to consider that. I know that Edwin Poots has been back to work and that he is continuing his recuperation before resuming his ministerial duties. I wish him well on that journey, and I pay tribute to Minister Lyons for his work...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (23 Feb 2021)

Robin Swann: ...collect and retail. The Department is also doing a piece of work on what our next rebuilding programme will look like. We took three months during the summer to re-engage lots of vital services. Mr Poots commented on that. Those many dedicated individuals want to get back to what they do best, which are their specialities, in order to support their patient cohort and so that we can...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (23 Feb 2021)

Edwin Poots: I thank the Member for giving way. In absolute fairness to Minister Swann and, indeed, the First Minister, they have constantly raised the issue of people travelling through Dublin Airport to access Northern Ireland. They are doing it to access not only Northern Ireland but Great Britain. Many of those people can come from areas where mutations are happening. People can fly from South Africa...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: The draft Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (22 Feb 2021)

Emma Sheerin: ...a result of Brexit and who have been failed by your Department, Minister, are the Lough Neagh fishing community. Despite repeated promises from as far back as last September, when your predecessor, Edwin Poots, in written format and in the Chamber, told me that they would receive the COVID-19 compensation package that they were promised and that other producers received, the fishing...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Belfast and Larne Ports: PSNI Threat Assessment (8 Feb 2021)

Carál Ní Chuilín: T1. Ms Ní Chuilín asked the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, after welcoming him to his post and wishing Edwin Poots all the best in his recovery, whether he can provide an update on the PSNI's assessment of the situation at Belfast and Larne ports following the temporary suspension of checks on products of animal origin as a result of alleged threats against and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Deposit Return Scheme (8 Feb 2021)

Mark Durkan: I thank the Minister and wish him well in his new role. It is certainly no reflection on him when I say that I hope that he is not in post for long. I sincerely wish Edwin Poots a full and swift recovery. As Health Minster, Edwin Poots recognised the value of cross-border, North/South collaboration. Is the Minister aware of any discussions that have taken place with the Irish Government on...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Question for Urgent Oral Answer — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Checks at Ports (2 Feb 2021)

Gordon Lyons: Thank you very much, Mr Speaker. As this is my first opportunity to address the Chamber since my appointment, I join colleagues from across all parties in sending my good wishes and prayers to Edwin Poots as he begins his treatment and recovery. We look forward to seeing him back in this place very soon. I join my Executive colleagues in condemning any threats made against staff going about...

Northern Ireland Protocol: Implementation (2 Feb 2021)

Michael Gove: ..., as was reported last night, port staff in Belfast and Larne have been kept away from work following concerns for their safety. The decision was taken by Northern Ireland’s Agriculture Minister, Edwin Poots, and the local council. My right hon. Friend the Northern Ireland Secretary is engaging closely with the police and authorities on this issue, and of course, the safety and security...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matter of the Day: Condemnation of Threats to Workers at Border Control Posts (2 Feb 2021)

John Blair: Before I say anything about the Matter of the Day, I add my support to that expressed for Edwin Poots and send him every good wish for a full recovery. I echo the words of others who have said that all threats to staff are serious. That includes threats to Members of this House and their staff. I want to make it clear that I stand with Kellie Armstrong, Stephen Farry and their staff in that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Ministerial Resignations and Appointments (2 Feb 2021)

Alex Maskey: I have received notification from the First Minister and deputy First Minister that, at midnight on 1 February, Mr Edwin Poots resigned the office of Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and Mr Gordon Lyons resigned the office of junior Minister. I have also been informed by the nominating officer for the Democratic Unionist Party that Mr Gordon Lyons has been nominated as...

Northern Ireland: Peace Plus Programme (20 Jan 2021)

Brandon Lewis: ..., but I just want to send my very best wishes to my right hon. Friend the Member for Old Bexley and Sidcup (James Brokenshire), the former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and to Minister Edwin Poots from the Northern Ireland Executive for a full and speedy recovery for both of them. I would also like to send best wishes to President-elect Joe Biden on the inauguration later...

Northern Ireland: Payment Scheme for Victims of the Troubles (20 Jan 2021)

Louise Haigh: May I join the Secretary of State in sending the best wishes of the whole House to the former Secretary of State and to the Minister, Edwin Poots? Victims of the troubles have been badly treated in the last year in particular and are fast losing confidence in whether we will all deliver on the promises we made to them in this House. The troubles pension was legislated for in Westminster, it...


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