AQW 13310/17-22 – Shared Island Fund

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy what discussions has she had with the Irish Government in relation to third level opportunities in the north-west region in the context of the new Shared Island Fund. Minister for the Economy: I have had no discussions with the Irish Government in relation … Continue reading AQW 13310/17-22 – Shared Island Fund

AQW 12157/17-22 – Nursing Homes

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health how many people have been admitted to Emergency Departments directly from nursing homes in each Health and Social Care Trust, in each of the last six months. Minister of Health: Information on the number of attendances at emergency departments who arrived directly from nursing … Continue reading AQW 12157/17-22 – Nursing Homes

AQW 12798/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccinations

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health when COVID-19 vaccinations will be provided to carers of people who are clinically extremely vulnerable. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: As you will be aware, vaccination policy in Northern Ireland is based on the recommendations and advice provided by the independent Joint Committee on … Continue reading AQW 12798/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccinations

AQW 12230/17-22 – Rural Development Funding

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what is the anticipated shortfall in funding as a consequence of the exit from the EU. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: In relation to future Rural Development funding, Northern Ireland will lose out on £34 million of funding … Continue reading AQW 12230/17-22 – Rural Development Funding

AQO 1426/17-22 – Personal Independence Payment appeals

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities to outline her plans to address the backlog of outstanding Personal Independence Payment appeals. Minister for Communities: My department continues to list benefit appeals, including PIP appeals, for hearing despite the challenges faced as a result of the pandemic. To maximise listing capacity TAS … Continue reading AQO 1426/17-22 – Personal Independence Payment appeals

AQW 12797/17-22 – COVID-19 and Vitamin D

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what consideration has been given to provision of Vitamin D to the wider population in the fight against COVID-19. Minister of Health: My Department has a formal link with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) under which NICE Clinical Guidance is … Continue reading AQW 12797/17-22 – COVID-19 and Vitamin D

AQW 12517/17-22 – Lough Neagh Fishermen Support

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs when payments will commence under the scheme to assist Lough Neagh commercial fishermen. [Priority Written] Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: I am currently considering a possible funding package to alleviate the financial impacts of the pandemic on commercial … Continue reading AQW 12517/17-22 – Lough Neagh Fishermen Support

AQW 12715/17-22 – Post-Brexit Duty on Steel Imports

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance what communication he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the post-Brexit introduction of a 25 per cent duty on steel imports from GB to Northern Ireland. [Priority Written] Minister of Finance: I have not engaged with the Chancellor on this issue. … Continue reading AQW 12715/17-22 – Post-Brexit Duty on Steel Imports