McGlone Calls for COVID-19 Self-Isolation Support Grant

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has called on the Communities Minister to introduce a self-isolation support grant for people on low incomes who cannot work from home. Mr McGlone said, "At present, workers on low incomes in the private sector who have to self-isolate because of COVID-19, and cannot work from home, are … Continue reading McGlone Calls for COVID-19 Self-Isolation Support Grant

AQW 8575/17-22 – Freeport status

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance what discussions they have had with (i) Executive colleagues; and (ii) others regarding freeport status for Northern Ireland ports. Minister of Finance: The policy on Freeports is being developed by the Treasury. Following consideration of the Treasury‚Äôs position with Executive colleagues in August, I … Continue reading AQW 8575/17-22 – Freeport status

AQW 8574/17-22 – Improving water quality

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs whether he will make it policy to introduce new metrics to measure improvements in individual aspects of water quality in (i) rivers; and (ii) other inland freshwater bodies. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Water quality metrics are set … Continue reading AQW 8574/17-22 – Improving water quality

AQW 8573/17-22 – Reducing the use of plastics

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what progress his Department has made on reducing the use of plastics. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: In the New Decade, New Approach deal, the Executive is tasked with bringing forward actions to address climate change including creating … Continue reading AQW 8573/17-22 – Reducing the use of plastics

AQW 9083/17-22 – Incidents of COVID-19 in schools

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education to detail (i) the total number of incidents of COVID-19 there have been in schools; and (ii) how many schools have had more than one case. Minister of Education: The Public Health Agency (PHA) has been collecting data on the number of COVID school … Continue reading AQW 9083/17-22 – Incidents of COVID-19 in schools

AQW 8741/17-22 – Student Rent COVID-19

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities what support is available to students to offset rent for accommodation they are not using due to COVID-19 restrictions. Minister for Communities: The main source of support for students facing genuine financial hardship is the Department for Economy led Student Hardship Fund which is … Continue reading AQW 8741/17-22 – Student Rent COVID-19

AQW 8670/17-22 – Public Health Agency Telephone Services

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what telephone answering resources are available to the Public Health Agency. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: PHA Reception can be contacted at 0300 555 0114 for Public Health Agency Headquarters and for all PHA sites apart from the Lisburn office, which can be contacted … Continue reading AQW 8670/17-22 – Public Health Agency Telephone Services

AQW 7997/17-22 – AERA Committee

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to detail the number of times he has appeared before his Statutory Committee since the restoration of devolution. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: To date I have appeared a total of 4 times before the AERA Committee. 30 … Continue reading AQW 7997/17-22 – AERA Committee