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Northern Ireland Protocol: Disruption to Trade (13 Jan 2021)

Michael Gove: ...previous career, when he served with such distinction. The infrastructure and the individuals are in place to ensure the smooth operation of the protocol as far as possible. In particular I thank Edwin Poots, the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in the Northern Ireland Executive who, notwithstanding his own understandable personal reservations about the protocol, has...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Lesley Griffiths (15 Dec 2020)

Ruth Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Edwin Poots MLA on Government assistance to Northern Ireland in its environmental policy preparation for the end of the transition period.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: The draft Alien and Locally Absent Species (Aquaculture) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (14 Dec 2020)

William Irwin: The end appears to be in sight, with regard to the tabling of motions by my colleague and Agriculture Minister, Edwin Poots. I give my best regards to him, as he continues to recover from his recent emergency surgery. I hope that he continues to improve after his stay in hospital, and I am sure that he is being well cared for at home. In recent weeks, much legislation has been brought before...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: The draft Marketing of Plant and Propagating Material (Legislative Functions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (8 Dec 2020)

William Irwin: I send my best wishes to Edwin Poots and wish him a speedy recovery. The two motions before the House represent the latter stages of the Brexit transition process as we accelerate towards 1 January. It is important that we have these regulations before the House. In respect of the draft Marketing of Plant and Propagating Material motion, the Committee had its opportunity to discuss these...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Winter Support for Vulnerable People (7 Dec 2020)

Carál Ní Chuilín: ...Member and Martina Anderson, the many workers from across the community in the Foyle constituency. It is important to put on record — this is also in response to the previous question — that Edwin Poots, Nichola Mallon and I are working on the revitalisation fund for councils; and Naomi Long, Robin Swann and I are working on supporting people, particularly in relation to homelessness....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Business Adaptation and Improvement Grant Scheme (7 Dec 2020)

Carál Ní Chuilín: I am sorry to hear that. The Member will be aware, given her previous role, that I am responsible for townlands and villages with a population of 5,000 and over. Edwin Poots — I wish him the very best — and I did this scheme jointly to ensure that no one was left out. I will find out what happened and write to the Member. Hopefully, whatever happened, whatever gaps there are will be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Anaerobic Digestion Plants (7 Dec 2020)

Trevor Lunn: T5. Mr Lunn asked the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, after asking the Minister for the Economy to pass on his best wishes to his constituency colleague Edwin Poots, to outline the potential impact on the provision of anaerobic digestion plants in light of the fact that Minister Poots has let it be known more than once that he does not think that Northern Ireland needs...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Rural Poverty and Social Isolation (7 Dec 2020)

Mervyn Storey: T6. Mr Storey asked the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, after passing on his best wishes to his colleague Edwin Poots and adding to the Minister for the Economy’s comments about the River Bann, in that she will know that it runs through his constituency, where Drumaheagles, which is adjacent to the River Bann, is a beautiful part of Northern Ireland, where, no doubt,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: UK Trade Deals: Japan and Canada (7 Dec 2020)

Gordon Dunne: I also pass on my best wishes to the Agriculture Minister, Edwin Poots. I got a message from him today saying that he is receiving great service, so he appreciates the health service to which he contributed as Minister. I thank the Minister for her answers. I welcome the great news and the opportunities for the agri-food sector in Northern Ireland. Can she give the House an assurance that...

Northern Ireland Protocol: Implementation Proposals (18 Nov 2020)

Tony Lloyd: Edwin Poots, Northern Ireland’s Agriculture Minister, has made it clear that he does not believe that the new border control posts necessary to control the movement of goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland will be in place by 1 January. The Association of Freight Software Suppliers has made it clear that it does not believe that the customs declaration service will be operable by 1...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Honeybees (17 Nov 2020)

Edwin Poots: The honeybee is an incredibly important aspect of our environment and biodiversity. I have spoken to officials about developing a strategy on honeybees and worms, as both species make a massively important contribution. Some people perceive them as just tiny insects, but they have a vital role in the successful production of our food. It is certainly something that we are cognisant of....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Trader Support Service (17 Nov 2020)

Edwin Poots: I thank the Member for the question. The Trader Support Service is a device of Her Majesty's Government and HMRC. It is a new and unprecedented service. It is a free-to-use, end-to-end service that will guide traders through any changes to the way in which goods move between Great Britain and Northern Ireland and into Northern Ireland from outside the UK. Essentially, the Trader Support...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Farmers' Marts: Health-check Vans (17 Nov 2020)

Edwin Poots: That service has been run between the Department and the Public Health Agency (PHA). There are significant benefits to having the vans there at the current time. Appropriate arrangements are being made to ensure the safety of both staff and users. One of the things that the vans are there to help with is people's mental health. They do physical checks, but they also have conversations around...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Glenelly Landslides (17 Nov 2020)

Edwin Poots: I have asked officials to look at that. There are two sets of farmers in Glenelly: those with upland farms; and those who are further downstream. The Department has indicated that it has already provided a lot of support. Through the Loughs Agency and the environmental farming scheme, it has provided fencing. We need to look at that area to ensure that, if we were to provide support, we would...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Fisheries Local Action Group (17 Nov 2020)

Edwin Poots: Once outside the European Union, we will have considerable scope. We are in discussions on state aid to maximise the money that we can have for agriculture and fisheries. State aid for fisheries is still being extensively debated. I hope that we will get an outcome that ensures that we can provide good support to fisheries and enable those local groups to provide support to the industry.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Planning Applications (17 Nov 2020)

Edwin Poots: Like a lot of organisations, NIEA has quite a lot of staffing pressures, and COVID has not helped things. Nonetheless, we still have targets that have been set for good for good reason and which we should be seeking to fulfil. We also have the complication of what we are going to do about ammonia. I have indicated that, at the moment, we should use the 1% threshold, as opposed to the 0·1%...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Forestry: Carbon (17 Nov 2020)

Edwin Poots: I thank the Member for the question. There is a positive and a negative to that. The positive is that forestry can provide a break for ammonia, so strategically located bands of trees could do some good. The problem with trees is that they are hungry for water. Using water close to the peatlands leads to them being drier, and, consequently, they lose carbon on that front. Forestry at the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: EU Trade Deals (17 Nov 2020)

Edwin Poots: The UK Government have been negotiating with countries that have a free trade agreement with the EU, with the aim of putting in place a continuity agreement that would apply equivalent provisions to the UK. Those negotiations have made good progress, and it is expected that a large majority of those countries will have a continuity agreement in place on 1 January 2021. Trade with other...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Fly-tipping and Littering (17 Nov 2020)

Edwin Poots: My Department has been working closely with councils throughout COVID-19 to address increased concerns about fly-tipping. Officials have also been in regular contact and have been engaging with council colleagues, through the local and central government waste working group, on the development of a revised Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)/district council fly-tipping protocol. While...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Brexit: Seed and Ware Potatoes (17 Nov 2020)

Edwin Poots: I wrote to Minister Eustice on 30 October highlighting the significance of this issue to the Northern Ireland agriculture and food services sector and urged him to expedite agreement with the EU on third-country listing for GB to enable seed and ware potatoes to be marketed in Northern Ireland. I have also asked for a derogation to the prohibition that will apply to seed and ware potatoes...


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