McGlone Welcomes Progress on Project Stratum

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed progress on Project Stratum to deliver improved broadband in rural areas. Fibrus Networks was recently announced as the preferred partner in the project to roll out full fibre broadband to 78,750 rural homes and businesses in the north by March 2024. Project Stratum represents an investment … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Progress on Project Stratum

AQW 10086/17-22 – UK carbon emissions trading scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the British Government on the implementation of a UK emissions trading scheme that is linked with the EU emissions trading scheme. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Under the Northern Ireland Protocol … Continue reading AQW 10086/17-22 – UK carbon emissions trading scheme

McGlone: SDLP deliver on the A6

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone joined Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon as she opened the final 5 kilometre stretch of the A6 Randalstown to Castledawson dualling scheme to traffic for the first time today. Mr McGlone said that the opening demonstrated the SDLP commitment to regional economic and infrastructure balance and will form a critical … Continue reading McGlone: SDLP deliver on the A6

AQW 10089/17-22 – Aerospace Industry

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy what recent discussions she has held with (i) industry representatives; and (ii) the UK Government on an aerospace industry taskforce to help safeguard jobs in Northern Ireland. Minister for the Economy: I meet aerospace industry representatives and the sector body, ADS, on a … Continue reading AQW 10089/17-22 – Aerospace Industry

AQW 10608/17-22 – Financial Support for Businesses for Christmas and New Year periods

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance what contingency is being made for financial support for sectors that will be substantially affected by restrictions in the run up to the Christmas and New Year periods. [Priority Written] Minister of Finance: My Department's Localised Restrictions Support Scheme will be extended to provide … Continue reading AQW 10608/17-22 – Financial Support for Businesses for Christmas and New Year periods

AQW 10015/17-22 – Banning of single-use plastics

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Irish Government on the banning of single-use plastics on the island of Ireland. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: At the 4 November British-Irish Council (BIC) Environment sector Ministerial … Continue reading AQW 10015/17-22 – Banning of single-use plastics

AQW 10012/17-22 – Farm safety

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what actions his Department is taking to highlight the importance of farm safety. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Agriculture is our most dangerous industry and has consistently held a poor safety record in relation to deaths and serious … Continue reading AQW 10012/17-22 – Farm safety

AQO 1140/17-22 – Lease agreements for points of entry facilities post-Brexit

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to outline the progress his Department has made in securing the relevant lease agreements for suitable site locations for points of entry facilities before the end of the transition period. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: After a period … Continue reading AQO 1140/17-22 – Lease agreements for points of entry facilities post-Brexit