AQW 20805/17-22 – £500 payment to Health and Social Care Staff

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health when the £500 payment will be made to Health and Social Care Staff. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: An FAQ on the special recognition payment, which is updated regularly, has been published on my Department’s website and is available at the following link; https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/news/hsc-staff-recognition-payment-faqsContinue reading AQW 20805/17-22 – £500 payment to Health and Social Care Staff

AQW 19122/17-22 – Project Stratum

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy what rural proofing has been undertaken in relation to the costs to consumers of the delivery of Project Stratum. Minister for the Economy: Project Stratum aims to improve broadband connectivity for homes and businesses throughout Northern Ireland. The rural proofing conducted for this … Continue reading AQW 19122/17-22 – Project Stratum

AQW 19864/17-22 – Organic Farming

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to detail the support his Department provides to the organic farming sector. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: My Department offers support for the conversion and management of land to certified organic standards through the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS). … Continue reading AQW 19864/17-22 – Organic Farming

AQW 19867/17-22 – Representations on proposed trade agreement with Australia

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what representations he has made to the UK Government on the proposed trade agreement with Australia. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: I have been clear that a trade agreement with Australia should see current standards maintained and that … Continue reading AQW 19867/17-22 – Representations on proposed trade agreement with Australia

AQW 19868/17-22 – impact on agri-food industry of proposed trade agreement with Australia

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 potential impact on the agri-food industry on the island of Ireland of the proposed trade agreement with Australia. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Negotiations … Continue reading AQW 19868/17-22 – impact on agri-food industry of proposed trade agreement with Australia

AQW 19865/17-22 – Support for Beekeepers

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to detail the support his Department provides to beekeepers. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: My Department recently launched two new initiatives in Northern Ireland aimed at protecting all pollinators, including honeybees. The UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme and All-Ireland … Continue reading AQW 19865/17-22 – Support for Beekeepers

AQW 12616/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccination provision and allergens

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what vaccination provision will be made available to healthcare workers that Health and Social Care Trusts have decided the Pfizer vaccine would not be suitable due to history of severe allergic reactions. Minister of Health: The Pfizer vaccine contains polyethylene glycol (PEG), which is … Continue reading AQW 12616/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccination provision and allergens

AQW 19866/17-22 – Deposit Return Scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to detail any plans he has to legislate for a refundable deposit for plastic bottles and aluminium cans. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: My officials have been developing options for a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers, … Continue reading AQW 19866/17-22 – Deposit Return Scheme