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McKay welcomes Minister commitment on Carrier Bag Levy

7 June, 2011

North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has welcomed the Environment Minister’s commitment to accelerate the implementation of a carrier bag levy. The commitment was given in an answer to a question put to the Minister by Mr McKay.

Mr McKay said

“There is clearly a lot of public support for the introduction of a levy on carrier bags and the commitment by the Minister to follow up on the Single Use Carriers Bag Act which I introduced earlier this year.

“The Minister has committed to bringing the implementation of a levy forward and I welcome his assertion that the introduction of a levy in April 2013 is an unreasonable timeframe.

“I look forward to meeting with the Minister to discuss this further and to progressing the introduction of this environmental initiative.”

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