Results 81–100 of 2000 for edwin poots

Did you mean Edwin roots?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Tree Planting: Northern Ireland (29 Apr 2021)

Rebecca Pow: ...policy is a devolved matter. Many sector organisations operate at UK level, and we continue to engage with the devolved administrations on these issues. Northern Ireland Environment Minister Edwin Poots announced in 2020 the next stage of the Forests for our Future programme by launching a grant scheme to encourage and help landowners plant woodlands. This will help to meet Northern...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Horse Racing (Amendment) Bill: Second Stage (26 Apr 2021)

Edwin Poots: I thank the Members who spoke on the Bill and for the widespread support across the House for the legislation moving to the next stage. I appreciate the points that have been raised by Members. Some raised the issue of the ability of dog tracks to draw down funding of this nature, which is not available at this time. The Bill really picks up what was available under previous legislation,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Harmony Lane, North Belfast (26 Apr 2021)

William Humphrey: I thank the Minister. It is my understanding that the Lord Mayor has not yet had a response. This morning, my party colleague the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots, visited the site, along with council colleagues and local residents. The Minister agreed to convene a multi-agency round-table discussion, including representatives from the Departments that the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Wildfire in the Mourne Mountains (26 Apr 2021)

Edwin Poots: We probably need to put our own house in order in the first instance. Where there are cross-border fires, which do happen occasionally, the level of cooperation is fantastic. That is not an issue. Where there are resources, either in the Republic of Ireland, for a fire in Northern Ireland, or, for a fire in the Republic of Ireland, in Northern Ireland, they are already available. There is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Horse Racing (Amendment) Bill: Second Stage (26 Apr 2021)

Edwin Poots: I beg to move That the Second Stage of the Horse Racing (Amendment) Bill [NIA Bill 20/17-22] be agreed.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Conversion Therapy (20 Apr 2021)

Cara Hunter: ...from the party opposite. Sammy Wilson, DUP: "I don't care if they are ratepayers. As far as I am concerned they are perverts." Thomas Buchanan, DUP, said that homosexuality is: "an abomination." Edwin Poots, DUP: "It is unnatural in the first instance, and abominable in the second instance." Iris Robinson, DUP: "Gay people are more vile than child abusers." That last quotation is from...

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

Edwin Poots: We have done considerable work on that, and we are at the point of making an appointment to take that forward along with the Economy Minister. That is being progressed and will be announced next week. Given the sad death of the Duke of Edinburgh, we do not propose to make the announcement this week.

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

Edwin Poots: There has been significant stakeholder engagement and consultation in developing the draft rural policy framework. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact that it has had across rural areas, we have been reviewing the draft of the rural policy framework document to ensure that it reflects the ever-changing context, before going to public consultation. It has always been the intention...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Climate Change Bill: Consultation (13 Apr 2021)

Edwin Poots: The Climate Change Committee is the expert independent panel set up by the UK Government. They have appointed independent experts to give that advice. Our Department works closely with all the bodies and NGOs involved in environmental issues. We provide them with significant financial support, and we listen to what they have to say and engage with them on the issues. I suggest that the...

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

Edwin Poots: I thank the Member for her question. I welcome the fact that the mitigation was introduced in January and gave us those six months. I was not looking for six months to allow us time to prepare, although some people were; I was looking for six months to negotiate away the nonsense of pets having to be treated for conditions that do not exist in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Climate Change Bill: Consultation (13 Apr 2021)

Edwin Poots: As I indicated to Ms Dolan, we have been taking advice from the Climate Change Committee, which is a panel of independent experts. I recently received a letter from the chair of that committee. It indicated that the committee's "analysis has not produced a scenario for the UK net zero in 2050 that sees Northern Ireland reach net zero in the same year. We are not therefore able precisely to...

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

Edwin Poots: I want to engage closely with the Assembly on that work. We have significant opportunities for carbon storage in our peatlands, but that will involve wetting those peatlands. As a consequence, the farms that are closest will most likely lose the ability to graze their lands, certainly for as long as they are currently able to. Therefore, those farms need to be adequately compensated. The...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Roe Valley Country Park (13 Apr 2021)

Edwin Poots: My officials have confirmed that there is no further update at this time, following the information provided pursuant to AQW 10099/17-22 and the Member's freedom of information request, DAERA/20-334, which was received on 12 December. My officials have again confirmed that the project, which relates to the reinstatement of the hydroelectric scheme at Roe Valley Country Park, cannot be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Islandmagee Gas Storage Project (13 Apr 2021)

Edwin Poots: I have received a portfolio of documents on the Islandmagee gas storage proposals. My Department is the competent authority on the marine licence, and I am also considering review documentation for the other two DAERA licences that were issued back in 2014 — a water discharge consent and a water abstraction licence. The documentation is comprehensive and will therefore take some time to be...

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...


<< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.