Democratic Unionist Party
21 Jul 2021
This week marks the 9th annual Farm Safety Week and Agriculture
Minister Edwin Poots and Economy Minister Gordon Lyons have met with
farmer Derek Robinson whose son came close to losing his life when he
was overcome with slurry fumes.
DUP East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson has welcomed the Government’s acknowledgement that fundamental change is needed to the Northern Ireland Protocol but warned that future arrangements which sustain a role for the EU in deciding the laws which govern our Province would be equally unacceptable.
DUP Leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP has said the publication of the Government’s Command Paper on the Northern Ireland Protocol is a first step and a tacit acceptance that the Protocol is not working.
20 Jul 2021
DUP North Antrim MP Ian Paisley has accused a report by the Institute of Irish Studies of downplaying the serious and endemic disruption caused by the Protocol to relationships between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Some mitigating measures introduced in spring 2020 to minimise
disruption to bTB testing as the result of the Covid-19 pandemic are to
end, Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots MLA has announced.
An Expression of Interest stage for the second tranche of Tier 2 of
the Farm Business Improvement Scheme - Capital (FBIS-C) has been
launched by agriculture Minister Edwin Poots.
DUP MLAs have opposed proposals by HM Government for an amnesty into troubles related crime. The Northern Ireland Assembly was recalled today to debate the issue.
19 Jul 2021
Vice-Chair of the Assembly’s Health Committee Pam Cameron has welcomed update to JCVI advice that now enables 12 to 15 year olds with specific underlying health conditions to receive Covid vaccinations.
Environment Minister Edwin Poots MLA has launched a new digital
online service for waste management application services which includes
provision for Waste Management Licenses, Waste Management Exemptions and
Greenfield Soil Registrations.
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