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November 7, 2019

Ulster Unionist Robin Swann MLA has revealed that only £8m of the £29m available for this year’s RHI scheme is likely to be spent.

The remaining £21m that had been allocated by the UK Government for local RHI claimants will be lost and sent back to the Treasury, something that will infuriate local applicants who saw their tariffs slashed disproportionately earlier this year....

September 23, 2019

Ulster Unionist Agriculture Spokesperson Robin Swann MLA has questioned why DAERA is not taking up the recommendation of a badger cull from its own TB advisory group.

Robin Swann said:

“TB is costing the Northern Ireland public purse around £40m every single year. £25m of that is for compensation, with testing costs adding around a further £15m each year. The effect on individual f...

September 17, 2019

Ulster Unionist leader, Robin Swann MLA, has condemned the personal attack by Ian Paisley MP on the Newsletter`s Political Editor, Sam McBride. He also re-iterated the importance of a free press.

Robin Swann MLA said:

“The separation of press from state is one of the foundations of a true democracy. While many of those long held foundations are currently being challenged, I believe...

September 16, 2019

Ulster Unionist leader, Robin Swann MLA, has stated that there must be more intensive engagement between the UK and EU as the clock counts down to 31st October.

Mr Swann said:

“The noises coming out of the meeting between the Prime Minister and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker don`t give cause for optimism. The respective statements give the impression that the dis...

September 11, 2019

Ulster Unionist Party Leader Robin Swann and Lord Rogan have visited Gibraltar to celebrate their National Day and see how prepared they are for Brexit.

Robin Swann MLA said:

“This week I was honoured to be in Gibraltar to participate in their National Day celebrations - which were an enthusiastic and colourful expression of their British national identity - and to meet with local...

September 6, 2019

Ulster Unionist Party Leader Robin Swann MLA has described a Report published by the Government on the Definition of a Victim, as pathetic.

Robin Swann MLA said:

“The Report issued earlier this week by the Secretary of State on the Definition of a Victim can only be described as pathetic and should be a cause of great concern.   

“The Government had a chance to seriously a...

July 29, 2019

The Ulster Unionist Party Leader Robin Swann MLA has led a delegation to meet the new Secretary of State Julian Smith MP at Stormont House.

Robin Swann MLA said:

“I welcomed the opportunity to meet with the new Secretary of State and discuss a number of issues with him with regards to the ongoing political impasse at Stormont.

“I told him that is imperative we see an intensification...

July 24, 2019

Ulster Unionist Leader, Robin Swann MLA, has congratulated Julian Smith MP on his appointment as Secretary State for Northern Ireland.

Robin Swann MLA said:

“I congratulate Julian Smith on his appointment as the new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. I wish him well. He will have to get across his brief extremely quickly. I look forward to meeting him in the coming days. I al...

July 24, 2019

Ulster Unionist Party Leader Robin Swann MLA has responded to the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s first speech from Downing Street.

Robin Swann MLA said:

“The Prime Minister`s first speech in Downing Street was certainly positive and reflected unbridled optimism for the future of our country. I sincerely hope that these sentiments are reflected in the actual delivery and I look...

July 23, 2019

Ulster Unionist Party Leader, Robin Swann MLA, has congratulated Boris Johnson on his election as Leader of the Conservative Party and his imminent appointment as Prime Minister.

Mr Swann said:

“I offer my congratulations to Boris Johnson on his election as the new leader of the Conservative Party and his imminent appointment as Prime Minister. At such a critical time in the histor...

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