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 6 October Oral Brief DARD – NIRDP 2014 – 2020

Oral Brief DARD – Cattle ID Tags

Oral Brief AFBI – 2020 Strategy

Written Brief SL1 - The Animals and Animal Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) Regulations (NI) 2015

13 October

Oral Brief DARD – Plant Health Update

Oral Brief NIGTA – Industry Issues

Oral brief DARD - Nitrates Action Programme (Amendment) Regulations

Written Brief DARD - The Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Eradication Scheme Order
(NI) 2015

 20 October

Oral Brief NIMEA – Better Regulation 

Oral Briefing ASDA / Tesco – General Purchasing Policy

Written Brief Rivers Agency – Reservoirs Act (NI) 2015

 halloween recess  
 3 November

Oral Brief DARD – Departmental Restructuring 

Presentation RaISe – CAP Overview of Operational

Oral Briefing Sainsbury – General Purchasing

Oral Brief DARD – Role of Veterinary Staff at Meat Plants

Written Brief DARD - Tacking Rural Poverty and Social Isolation – Successor Framework

Written Brief SL1 - The Common Agricultural Policy (Review of SCMO Decisions) Regulations (NI) 2015

 10 November

Oral Brief Horticulture Forum – Industry Issues

Oral Brief UFU Pork and Bacon Committee – Industry Issues

Closed Session – Committee consideration of oral evidence and identification of key themes in Better Regulation

Written Brief SL1 and outcome of consultation – The Seed Marketing Potato Regulations (NI) 2015

Written Brief SL1 - The Seed Potato Regulations (NI) 2015

17 November

Written Brief DARD – Pre Consultation The Northern Ireland Poultry Health Assurance Scheme (Fees) (Amendment) Order (NI) 2016

Written Brief DARD – Pre Consultation The Scrapie (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2016

Committee Visit to QUB 12.30pm – 3.30pm

24 November

Oral Brief DARD - Update on 2015 Single Applications (including inspections)

Oral Briefing DARD – Fishing Industry

Written Brief DARD – Pre Consultation The
Zoonoses (Fees) Regulations (NI) 2016

1 December

Oral Brief DARD - Mid-year progress report on the DARD Business Plan targets

Oral Brief DARD - The Evidence & Innovation Strategy 2015-17

Oral Brief DARD - Agricultural Land Use strategy

8 December

Oral Brief NISRA – Rural Deprivation Measures

Oral Brief DARD – January Monitoring Round

Written / Oral (?) Brief DARD Rathlin Island Fishing Exclusion Zones Regulations (NI) 2015


Written Brief Pre Consultation - The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Regulations (NI) 2016





Oral briefing DARD – Final Outputs of RDP 2007/13 – current programme will continue expenditure to Dec 15 and final report to EU Commission June 2016.  An update will be provided in Nov/Dec 15.

Oral Briefing DARD – Labelling

Oral Briefing DARD – Beef Sector Support / Suckler Cow Support / Beef Genomic Scheme

Oral Briefing DARD – DARD EU Priorities

Written Brief DARD SL1 – Foyle Area and Carlingford Area (Angling) Regs 2013 (tbc)

Oral Brief DARD - The Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Eradication Scheme Order (NI) 2015 


Visit/informal meeting with Grocery Code Adjudicator and EFRA Committee Chair (18 November 2015)

Visit to Dublin - Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Houses of the Oireachtas 3 december

Visit to Queens Institute of Global Food Security  (12.30 – 3.30) (17th November 2015)




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