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Agriculture Committee Motion on Tree disease

Synopsis: The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development has tabled a motion for debate in the Assembly Chamber on Monday, 9 September 2013.

Session: 2013/2014

Date: 05 September 2013

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development has tabled a motion for debate in the Assembly Chamber on Monday, 9 September 2013. The motioncalls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to address the issues as detailed in the Committee's position paper on Plant Health and Tree Disease.

Date: Monday, 9 September 2013

Time (approximate): Scheduled for 12.03pm-1.30pm.

Venue: Assembly Chamber, Parliament Buildings

The Committee's position paper on Plant Health and Tree Disease can be found here.

The debate will be streamed live and can be watched here:

http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/Assembly-Business/Live-Coverage/

The motion is following the Committee's investigation into the issue that included an examination of a number of issues such as: DARD's roles and responsibilities for monitoring and preventing tree disease; plans for tackling plant and tree disease outbreak in Northern Ireland; and biosecurity at ports and airports.

Committee Chairperson, Mr Paul Frew MLA will be available for interview on the Committee motion. To arrange an interview, or for more information please contact:

Sohui Yim
Communications Officer
Northern Ireland Assembly
Tel: 028 9052 1606
Mob: 0790 0278 992
Email: sohui.yim@niassembly.gov.uk

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