McGlone welcomes £21.4m COVID-19 support scheme

SDLP Agriculture and Rural Affairs Spokesperson, Patsy McGlone MLA has welcomed the opening of a £21.4m support scheme, which will benefit more than 11,000 local farms. The Mid Ulster MLA commented, "I welcome this announcement today and I encourage all local farmers to apply for this support scheme when it opens on Monday 7th September. … Continue reading McGlone welcomes £21.4m COVID-19 support scheme

McGlone: DUP late to the party on implications of Brexit

SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone has said that comments at the Agriculture Committee this morning, from DUP MLA William Irwin, calling for an extension to the Brexit transition period are too little, too late. The SDLP Agriculture and Rural Affairs Spokesperson commented, "I could scarcely believe my ears when I heard DUP MLA William Irwin say … Continue reading McGlone: DUP late to the party on implications of Brexit

AQW 5880/17-22 – Green Homes Grant NI

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance whether the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s statement of 8 July 2020 made any consequential financial provision for the introduction of a Green Homes Grant in Northern Ireland. Minister of Finance: In his statement on 8 July 2020, the Chancellor announced over £3 billion of … Continue reading AQW 5880/17-22 – Green Homes Grant NI

AQW 5774/17-22 – Proposed Mental Health facility in Antrim

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health for an update on the proposed mental health hospital in Antrim. Minister of Health: In December 2018, the Northern Health and Social Care Trust was given permission by my Department to progress the proposal for a Mental Health facility in Antrim to Construction and … Continue reading AQW 5774/17-22 – Proposed Mental Health facility in Antrim

AQW 4404/17-22 – Brexit Sanitary and Phytosanitary checks

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to detail his planning for Brexit Sanitary and Phytosanitary checks. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: My Department is currently scoping and implementing a cross-cutting programme of work as follows: understanding the processes required to reduce friction on trade … Continue reading AQW 4404/17-22 – Brexit Sanitary and Phytosanitary checks

McGlone: there can be no doubt that we face a climate emergency

SDLP Environment Spokesperson, Patsy McGlone urged senior Departmental officials to treat the climate crisis with the severity it deserves and not to play to the flawed politics of a DUP Minister. The Mid Ulster MLA commented, "Minimisation of the climate crisis and the confusion that ensued from Minister Poots, based on an official briefing, is … Continue reading McGlone: there can be no doubt that we face a climate emergency

AQW 5773/17-22 – Financial Support for Childcare Sector

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education (i) what financial support scheme will be made available for the recovery of the childcare sector; and (ii) when the scheme will open. Minister of Education: I announced the £10.5 million Childcare Recovery Support fund for the childcare sector on 22 July. As part … Continue reading AQW 5773/17-22 – Financial Support for Childcare Sector

AQW 3672/17-22 – Medical Assessment Centres

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities what protective measures are being put in place at medical assessment centres for Personal Independence Payments, Disability Living Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance applications for people with increased health susceptibilities. [Priority Written] Minister for Communities: Minister Hargey’s announcement on 16 March confirmed that … Continue reading AQW 3672/17-22 – Medical Assessment Centres