AQW 695/17-22 – Local Council Staff Costs

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities to detail staff costs for each local council in each of the last five financial years. Minister for Communities: The information requested is already in the public domain and is readily available on individual council websites in their annual financial report and accounts. Links … Continue reading AQW 695/17-22 – Local Council Staff Costs

AQW 398/17-22 – Welfare Mitigation Measures

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities for an update on an extension of the welfare mitigation measures. Minister for Communities: My Department is taking all necessary steps to provide for an extension of the existing welfare mitigations schemes. This includes ensuring that the appropriate legislation, “New Decade, New Approach”, will … Continue reading AQW 398/17-22 – Welfare Mitigation Measures

AQW 499/17-22 – Civil Service pay

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance what measures he is taking to address issues in relation to Civil Service pay. Minister of Finance: NICS pay awards in the past decade were determined in a challenging financial environment. The non-ring fenced Resource DEL block grant has reduced in real terms by … Continue reading AQW 499/17-22 – Civil Service pay

AQW 400/17-22 – Holy Trinity College, Cookstown

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education for an update on the new build project for Holy Trinity College, Cookstown. (AQW 400/17-22) Minister of Education: Holy Trinity College was announced to advance in planning in January 2013. An Integrated Consultant Team (ICT) was appointed in May 2017 following approval of the … Continue reading AQW 400/17-22 – Holy Trinity College, Cookstown

AQW 399/17-22 – Teachers Pay Award

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education for an update on a pay award for teachers. (AQW 399/17-22) Minister of Education: The Department of Education is not the employer of teachers. The Teachers' Negotiating Committee is the recognised negotiating machinery for teachers' terms and conditions, including pay; represented on the trade … Continue reading AQW 399/17-22 – Teachers Pay Award

AQW 200/17-22 – Safeguarding agriculture and agri-food sectors

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what measures his Department is taking to safeguard the agriculture and agri-food sectors in the context of Brexit. (AQW 200/17-22) Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: The Department has a comprehensive Brexit Programme, Chaired by the Permanent Secretary, which … Continue reading AQW 200/17-22 – Safeguarding agriculture and agri-food sectors

AQW 199/17-22 – Supporting town centres

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance how he intends to support town centres following the recent review of the non-domestic rating system. (AQW 199/17-22) Minister of Finance: My Department hosted an Innovation Lab with the Departments for Infrastructure and Communities last July to consider ‘How can we make town and … Continue reading AQW 199/17-22 – Supporting town centres

McGlone Presses new Education Minister on Inclusion of St Pat’s in School Enhancement Programme

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has pressed the new Minister for Education on the inclusion of St Patrick’s College, Maghera, in the school enhancement programme for 2022/23. The Mid Ulster MLA took the opportunity to question the Minister, Peter Weir MLA, on the issue during the first question time of the newly restored … Continue reading McGlone Presses new Education Minister on Inclusion of St Pat’s in School Enhancement Programme