McGlone: telemedicine could provide important support for health service

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone has received a reply to a Priority Written Assembly question he asked to Health Minister, Robin Swann, providing an update on 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. … Continue reading McGlone: telemedicine could provide important support for health service

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

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

McGlone: Careful management needed for Prisoner release scheme

SDLP Justice Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has said that careful management of a scheme to release some prisoners early as a result of the coronavirus crisis is needed following an announcement by the Justice Minister today. Mr McGlone said that there must be robust support plans in place for anyone released to ensure that they … Continue reading McGlone: Careful management needed for Prisoner release scheme

McGlone: CEF guidance must be adopted

Chair of Stormont’s All Party Group on Construction Patsy McGlone MLA has called on government to act on the advice of the Construction Employers Federation and provide cover for non-essential construction work to cease as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Mid Ulster MLA said that construction projects should continue, with appropriate social distancing, … Continue reading McGlone: CEF guidance must be adopted