McKay welcomes Minister commitment on Carrier Bag Levy
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.”