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

AQW 13426/17-22 – Ministerial Electric Vehicles

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what proportion of the vehicles used by their Department on official business are electric vehicles. First Minister and deputy First Minister: The Executive Office has four vehicles which were purchased in 2014. None of these vehicles are electric. When the vehicles … Continue reading AQW 13426/17-22 – Ministerial Electric Vehicles

AQW 13306/17-22 – Mental Health Support during COVID-19 Lockdown

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what additional mental health support is being provided to help people cope with COVID-19 lockdown. Minister of Health: I am fully aware of the impact lockdown has had on people’s mental health, especially those already suffering from mental illness during Covid-19 restrictions. Since the … Continue reading AQW 13306/17-22 – Mental Health Support during COVID-19 Lockdown

AQW 12877/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccinations

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what consideration has been given to the provision of COVID-19 vaccinations to the volunteer search and rescue sector. Minister of Health: Vaccination policy in Northern Ireland is based on the recommendations and advice provided by the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) … Continue reading AQW 12877/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccinations

AQW 11136/17-22 – COVID-19 Restrictions Business Support Schemes

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy when Self Assessed HMRC tax returns will be accepted as proof of income in applications to COVID-19 Restrictions Business Support Schemes. [Priority Written] Minister for the Economy: Official HMRC correspondence has always been accepted as suitable evidence in support of CRBSS applications, such … Continue reading AQW 11136/17-22 – COVID-19 Restrictions Business Support Schemes

AQW 13308/17-22 – Travel Document Requirements for Assistance Dog Owners

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs how his Department plans to enforce the new requirements for documents for assistance dog owners to travel between Northern Ireland and Britain. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: The EU Pet Travel Regulation (Regulation (EU) 576/2013) details the documentary, … Continue reading AQW 13308/17-22 – Travel Document Requirements for Assistance Dog Owners

AQW 13309/17-22 – Electric Vehicles in Rural Areas

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Infrastructure what steps she is taking to support the transition to electric vehicles in rural areas. Minister for Infrastructure: The Road to Zero Strategy outlines how the UK Government will support the transition to zero emission road transport and reduce emissions from conventional vehicles during … Continue reading AQW 13309/17-22 – Electric Vehicles in Rural Areas

AQW 10876/17-22 – Hospitality Covid Support Schemes

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy when applications will open to support schemes for (i) company directors; (ii) wet pubs; (iii) tourism and hospitality; and (iv) bed and breakfasts. [Priority Written] Minister for the Economy: Applications for the Limited Company Director’s Support Scheme opened at 6pm on Thursday 21 … Continue reading AQW 10876/17-22 – Hospitality Covid Support Schemes