AQW 14487/17-22 – Civil Service Staff Vacancies

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance how many Civil Service staff vacancies exist within each Department; and what measures are being taken to fill those vacancies. Minister of Finance: Details of the total vacancies in each department is not held centrally. Individual departments advise DoF NICSHR of vacancies that they … Continue reading AQW 14487/17-22 – Civil Service Staff Vacancies

McGlone Welcomes £10million for Rural Roads Recovery

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed confirmation that the majority of the £12million Roads Recovery Fund will be spent on rural roads. The Infrastructure Minister, the SDLP’s Nichola Mallon, confirmed in a recent Assembly Written Answer to the Mid Ulster MLA that £10miilion of the £12million fund will be directed to rural … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes £10million for Rural Roads Recovery

AQW 13918/17-22 – COVID-19 Special Recognition Payment

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health whether the special recognition payment for health workers will be extended to student doctors who worked in NHS facilities during this pandemic. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: I have assumed that this question relates to medical students rather than doctors in Training. I have … Continue reading AQW 13918/17-22 – COVID-19 Special Recognition Payment

AQW 14586/17-22 – Rural Roads Recovery Fund

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Infrastructure (i) for an update on the rural roads fund; and (ii) to detail where this additional money will be spent within Mid Ulster. Minister for Infrastructure: As the Member is aware, I announced an investment of £75m in the structural maintenance of the road … Continue reading AQW 14586/17-22 – Rural Roads Recovery Fund

AQW 13995/17-22 – Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy, pursuant to AQW 13200/17-22, what measures are being taken by her Department to ensure prompt payments due under the Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme are made. [Priority Written] Minister for the Economy: I refer the Member to the reply I gave to AQW … Continue reading AQW 13995/17-22 – Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme

McGlone: Minister has missed opportunity to set out vision for future of farming

SDLP Agriculture Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has branded statutory rules introduced by the AERA Minister today as a ‘missed opportunity’ to set out a bold new vision for farming and rural communities. The Mid Ulster MLA said that Brexit has already cost farming communities £50m in loss of Rural Development and Bovine TD eradication funds. … Continue reading McGlone: Minister has missed opportunity to set out vision for future of farming

AQO 917/17-22 – COVID-19 testing in schools

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education for his assessment of the need for COVID-19 testing facilities in schools. Minister of Education: In consultation with the Department of Health and Public Health Agency, I can confirm there are currently no plans to introduce COVID-19 testing facilities in schools. Testing should continue … Continue reading AQO 917/17-22 – COVID-19 testing in schools

AQW 13200/17-22 – Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy what measures are being taken by her Department to ensure prompt payments under the Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme. [Priority Written] Minister for the Economy: I would refer the Member to the reply I gave to AQW 9788/17-22. ENDS