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Press Releases by Roy Beggs

Where are the Joint Committee Working Groups to resolve NI Protocol difficulties? – Beggs

Where are the Joint Committee Working Groups to resolve NI Protocol difficulties? – Beggs Roy Beggs MLA has urged the Westminster Government and the EU to urgently engage and remove the barriers that are disrupting trade and could cause even further problems for Northern Ireland`s food supplies from 1st April. He has questioned the absence of the Joint Committee Working Groups which are meant to resolve issues. Ulster Unionist MLA, Roy Beggs, said: “The UK Government and the EU, who agreed the Northern Ireland Protocol in December, have a duty of care to the Northern Ireland public to minimise trade disruption and to ensure that wide ranging food supplies to Northern Ireland businesses and consumers can continue. “With Food Retailers and Wholesalers expressing concerns about the ability to work the current NI Protocol processes, the question must be asked, why have the Joint Committee Working Groups and Specialist Working groups … Continue reading

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Beggs welcomes changes to Taxi support scheme

Roy Beggs MLA, the Ulster Unionist member who highlighted the injustice of the initial Taxi Driver COVID Support scheme at the Infrastructure Committee, has welcomed the latest Taxi Driver Support scheme reported to the committee and which has been passed by the Minister to the Executive for approval. Roy Beggs said: “Taxi drivers who had taken even a few weeks insurance holiday had a valid grievance when they were excluded from the initial Taxi Driver COVID support scheme. I am pleased that a new scheme has been proposed to the Northern Ireland Executive which would provide further support during the current lockdown and enables proportionate support to those who may have been previously excluded. It proposes that a £250 support grant be paid for each 30-day block period for qualifying taxi drivers. “I commended the officials at today`s committee when they confirmed to me that the proposed second scheme would … Continue reading

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Beggs urges PSNI cooperation to find those behind A8 windscreen smash

Beggs urges PSNI cooperation to find those behind A8 windscreen smash Roy Beggs, East Antrim MLA for the Ulster Unionist Party has urged the local community to come forwards with information that might help apprehend those responsible for the recent attack on a lorry on the A8. Roy Beggs MLA said “The attack on the A8 was shocking and my thoughts are with the driver of the lorry. I understand that he is badly injured, however I commend the driver for being able to bring the lorry to a halt in a safe manner following such a horrific ordeal. Whoever was responsible for dropping the rocks from the wheelie bin onto the A8 dual carriageway should be ashamed of themselves. I urge the community to think back to Friday evening. If you think you have any information that could help the PSNI, then do not hesitate to come forward by … Continue reading

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Beggs extends sympathies following fatal road traffic collision

Beggs extends sympathies following fatal road traffic collision East Antrim UUP MLA Roy Beggs has extended his sympathies to the family of a male driver who has died following a collision on the Carrickfergus Road. Mr Beggs said “I am sorry to learn of the fatal collision that occurred yesterday morning on the Carrickfergus Road involving a car and a lorry. Sadly the male driver of the car died at the scene. My thoughts and prayers are with his family circle and friends at this difficult time.” Ends

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Beggs calls for all MLAs to seek urgent modifications to Northern Ireland Protocol

Beggs calls for all MLAs to seek urgent modifications to Northern Ireland Protocol Roy Beggs, the Ulster Unionist MLA who on Friday submitted a petition seeking an early return of the Assembly to discuss and highlight the difficulties being experienced by businesses and consumers as a result of the Northern Ireland Protocol, has called for all MLAs to support urgent modifications to improve the lot of Northern Ireland businesses and consumers. Roy Beggs MLA said: “At this stage, how you voted in the Referendum does not matter. The UK Government and the EU are now implementing BREXIT. Some were fully supportive of the Northern Ireland protocol as a result of BREXIT. However that was before the detailed NI Protocol was put into effect and the difficulties for our haulage and logistics sector became apparent. That was before businesses experienced difficulties in receiving their orders. That was before some of our … Continue reading

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