Closed petition Review rules for the movement of poultry between GB and NI/RoI
The introduction of the border down the Irish Sea has meant that poultry keepers in the RoI and NI wishing to move birds to and from GB need to meet strict rules, including salmonella tests, EU Health Checks and a 21 day quarantine in the host country. We ask for these changes to be reviewed.
Poultry keepers and businesses in NI and the RoI make a huge contribution to the poultry fancy in the UK. The above changes would mean the vast majority of those fanciers and businesses would not attend events in England, Scotland and Wales.
We fear this could lead to many fanciers giving up keeping rare, pure and traditional breeds of poultry, which could put many breeds at risk, and be to the detriment of poultry keeping across the UK, as well as businesses such as livestock auctioneers.
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Other parliamentary business
E-petition session on the movement of goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland
On Monday 22 February the Petitions Committee will hold a virtual e-petition session to discuss the movement of goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
MPs will discuss the issue in light of a petition calling for the Government to trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol to enable unfettered GB-NI Trade: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/573209
Watch live from 4.30pm on Monday 22 February:
Petitions sessions and debates are an opportunity for MPs to discuss the important issues raised by petitions, however they cannot directly change the law or result in a vote to implement the request of the petition.
The petition calling for the Government to trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol to enable unfettered GB-NI Trade is being considered in an e-petition session because sittings in Westminster Hall (where e-petitions are normally debated) have been suspended as part of Parliament’s arrangements for adapting to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Government announces details of the UK's proposed approach on the Northern Ireland Protocol
On Monday 19 July, MPs questioned Brandon Lewis, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on the Government’s approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol, following a ministerial statement.
The Minister stated that the Protocol had been the source of considerable and ongoing disruption to lives and livelihoods, and that the Government would bring forward plans to find a "new balance", that ensures goods can circulate more freely within the UK customs territory, while ensuring that full processes are applied to goods destined for the EU.
Watch the Government statement and MPs' questions: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/9a26f78c-9111-4757-8db8-29c04e4e8586?in=12:53:16
You can read further details of the UK's proposed approach on the Protocol here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/northern-ireland-protocol-next-steps
What is a ministerial statement?
Ministerial statements are a way for Ministers to bring an important matter to the attention of MPs, often at short notice. You can find out more about them here: https://www.parliament.uk/about/how/business/statements/
Ministers are the MPs and members of the House of Lords who are in the Government. They are appointed by the Prime Minister and each given a specific area of government policy to oversee, for example education, health and social care, or national defence. Some senior Ministers are also referred to as Secretaries of State. Ministers speak on behalf of the Government during parliamentary debates and must answer questions put to them by other MPs or members of the House of Lords.