AQW 7529/17-22 – Support package for arts and culture

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance what measures have been taken to allocate the £33 million support package for arts and culture. [Priority Written] Minister of Finance: At the Executive meeting on 24th September 2020, the Executive agreed to allocate £29 million to DfC for cultural recovery. Given that the … Continue reading AQW 7529/17-22 – Support package for arts and culture

AQW 7115/17-22 – Infrastructure Preparations for Brexit

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what is the estimated time required to complete the infrastructure preparations at existing entry points for agri-food goods as required by the Withdrawal Agreement. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: In common with the UK Government, I want the … Continue reading AQW 7115/17-22 – Infrastructure Preparations for Brexit

AQW 7116/17-22 – Withdrawal Agreement Legal Advice

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what legal advice he has sought should he fail to make the preparations required by the Withdrawal Agreement, as requested by the Secretary of State. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Legal advice has been sought during various stages … Continue reading AQW 7116/17-22 – Withdrawal Agreement Legal Advice

AQW 6326/17-22 – Universal Credit Two Child Policy

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities to detail the latest available figures for the number of people claiming Universal Credit who are impacted by the two child policy. Minister for Communities: As at the 31 May 2020, 2,620 of the 108,620 households on Universal Credit were impacted by the two … Continue reading AQW 6326/17-22 – Universal Credit Two Child Policy

AQW 6325/17-22 – Universal Credit Benefit Cap

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities how many households claiming Universal Credit have been impacted by the benefit cap during the period 1 January 2020 to 31 August 2020. Minister for Communities: The most recent published statistical data related to Benefit Cap is available at: https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/publications/benefit-cap-statistics-may-2020 ENDS

AQW 6328/17-22 – Welfare Reform Mitigation Measures

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities for an update on the progress of legislation to extend and strengthen the current welfare reform mitigation measures. [Priority Written] Minister for Communities: The extension of the welfare mitigation measures will require new primary and secondary legislation. A draft Bill to amend the Welfare … Continue reading AQW 6328/17-22 – Welfare Reform Mitigation Measures

AQW 6327/17-22 – Universal Credit Bedroom Tax

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities what is the latest available figure for the number of households claiming Universal Credit who are impacted by the bedroom tax. Minister for Communities: The most recent published statistical data relating to Social Sector Size Criteria is available at; https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/communities/dfc-annual-report-welfare-supplementary-payments-2018-2019.pdf ENDS

McGlone welcomes £21.4m COVID-19 support scheme

SDLP Agriculture and Rural Affairs Spokesperson, Patsy McGlone MLA has welcomed the opening of a £21.4m support scheme, which will benefit more than 11,000 local farms. The Mid Ulster MLA commented, "I welcome this announcement today and I encourage all local farmers to apply for this support scheme when it opens on Monday 7th September. … Continue reading McGlone welcomes £21.4m COVID-19 support scheme