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Press Releases by Roy Beggs

Medicines issue should be addressed by implementation of UK Government Command Paper – Beattie & Beggs

Ulster Unionist Party leader, Doug Beattie MC MLA alongside East Antrim UUP MLA Roy Beggs, has stated that the problems created for the supply of medicines to Northern Ireland should be addressed by their immediate removal from the Protocol. Doug Beattie MC MLA said: “It has become patently obvious that EU proposals to fix the debacle created by the Protocol over the supply of medicines to Northern Ireland are not good enough. Time is running out fast and it needs fixed in double quick time. “The best way round this is to immediately implement the UK Government’s proposal in its Command Paper and remove medicines from the Protocol completely. “The British Generic Manufacturers Association has stated that the EU’s plan to fix the problems won’t work. Pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Republic of Ireland say that the Protocol could destabilise the supply of medicines there and yet the EU still seem … Continue reading

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Beggs secures railing upgrade at Rhanbouy, Carrickfergus

East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party representative Roy Beggs has welcomed work to repair railings and steps at Rhanbouy, Carrickfergus. This follows communication by the UUP MLA to Council, asking that the area be repaired. Roy Beggs MLA said “I was contacted by concerned constituents to highlight the dilapidated state of disrepair of the steps and railings at Rhanbouy, Carrickfergus. My constituents use this area to access the Belfast Lough for cold water sea swimming and I contacted Council to outline health and safety concerns as a result of a lack of maintenance in this area. I am pleased that Council have now completed the required repair work and in the process they have made the area safer for all. Thank you to the Council staff for their speedy repair work.”

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Beggs welcomes 20mph variable speed limits for local schools

Roy Beggs MLA, who had lobbied the infrastructure minster for the variable 20mph speed limits for a number of local schools in East Antrim has welcomed the announcement that a number of local school are to get the road safety upgrade Roy Beggs, Ulster Unionist infrastructure spokesperson said, “Reducing speed reduces the likelihood of an accident and the severity of the injuries should one occur . I therefore welcome the announcement that some more local schools are to get the variable 20mph variable speed signage during school opening and closing to reduce the speed of traffic.” Eden Primary School, Glynn PS on the busy A2 Road are to get the road safety improvement along with and St Nicholas’, Carrickfergus and Kings Park PS, Abbey Abbots Cross PS and Whitehouse PS in Newtownabbey Roy Beggs went on to say “Whilst this is phase II announcement, I would hope that it will … Continue reading

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Beggs secures additional road safety measures at Raloo/Crosshill cross roads

East Antrim UUP representative Roy Beggs MLA has secured a range of additional road safety improvements at the Crosshill and the Raloo/Tureagh Road junction, following on from another serious accident at the junction. Roy Beggs MLA, during communication with DFI Roads stated: “I am aware of yet another serious accident at Raloo cross roads where adults and 3 children were involved. I am advised that a car did not stop at the stop sign on the Crosshill Road. You will be aware that this Stop sign is only fully visible late to the driver due the restricted space (further from the junction it is hidden by the building). The Road Marking needs renewed. I would again request that anti slip marking and up-graded road marking would be used to highlight the approaching junction.” Mr Beggs continued; “I am pleased that following my request, DFI-Roads have now carried out a site … Continue reading

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Protocol unfairly impacts pleasure boat owners in Northern Ireland – Beggs

Protocol unfairly impacts pleasure boat owners in Northern Ireland – Beggs Roy Beggs MLA has written to the Secretary of State for NI asking him to intervene to prevent the implementation of a further illogical EU Court of Justice proposal which will force pleasure boat owners to use white diesel containing bio-diesel which attracts moisture and so adding to fuel contamination risks in the marine environment. Roy Beggs MLA said: “For some time UK pleasure boat owners have been able to use red diesel and simply pay the additional duty to the level of white diesel. This avoided risks of fuel contamination from the 7% bio-fuel content in white diesel which attracts moisture, particularly in the marine environment. This is being allowed to continue in the rest of the UK. But despite the UK leaving the EU, the EU are forcing Northern Ireland to adopt a 2018 EU Court of … Continue reading

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