SDLP MLA refuses to be intimidated following loyalist threat

SDLP MLA and Deputy Speaker of the Assembly Patsy McGlone has said that he refuses to be intimidated after senior PSNI officers informed him of a threat made by loyalist paramilitaries. Mr McGlone said that neither he, nor journalists who have received threats, will be silenced or censored. Patsy McGlone MLA said, "Late last night, … Continue reading SDLP MLA refuses to be intimidated following loyalist threat

AQW 3954/17-22 – Rate Relief Scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance when the work with Ulster University Economic Policy Centre on a targeted rate relief scheme will be completed. [Priority Written] Minister of Finance: Ministerial colleagues and I met Mr Hetherington, Director of the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre, today to discuss his draft findings. … Continue reading AQW 3954/17-22 – Rate Relief Scheme

McGlone: telemedicine capacity must be increased

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone has submitted a written Assembly question to Health Minister, Robin Swann, to ask for an update on our telemedicine capacity. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "These are unprecedented times and our health service is working tirelessly to keep us safe and fight back against COVID-19. They deserve our … Continue reading McGlone: telemedicine capacity must be increased

McGlone asks Minister to introduce Universal Credit mitigation measures

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone has written to Minister for Communities, Deirdre Hargey, to seek protections for people who applied for Universal Credit in the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "I had become aware of a significant number of cases where people in employment and receiving Tax … Continue reading McGlone asks Minister to introduce Universal Credit mitigation measures

McGlone seeks timeline on targeted rates relief

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone has written to Minister for Finance, Conor Murphy, to seek answers on targeted rates relief. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "I welcomed the statement last week from the Finance Minister that he was working with colleagues at Ulster University, to develop a plan for further rates relief, on … Continue reading McGlone seeks timeline on targeted rates relief

McGlone urges Economy Minister to broaden business support

Chair of the Stormont All-Party Group on Construction Patsy McGlone MLA has written to Economy Minister Diane Dodds urging her to broaden business grant support to those with an NAV above £15,000. The Mid Ulster MLA said that many firms eligible for industrial derating with NAV over the current limit for the small business support … Continue reading McGlone urges Economy Minister to broaden business support

AQW 3913/17-22 – Types and quantities of PPE delivered

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health to detail the types and quantities of personal protection equipment delivered within the last week to (i) each Health and Social Care Trust; (ii) the NI Ambulance Service; (iii) the NI Fire and Rescue Service; and (iv) other agencies within his Department’s responsibility. [Priority … Continue reading AQW 3913/17-22 – Types and quantities of PPE delivered

AQW 3738/17-22 – Health Service advice and extra resources during COVID-19 outbreak

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster):  To ask the Minister of Health, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, what advice and extra resources are being provided to Health Service staff, including to domiciliary care workers; and whether consistent practices exist across Health and Social Care Trusts. Minister of Health: Thank you for your Assembly Written Question. … Continue reading AQW 3738/17-22 – Health Service advice and extra resources during COVID-19 outbreak