McGlone Calls for COVID-19 Self-Isolation Support Grant

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has called on the Communities Minister to introduce a self-isolation support grant for people on low incomes who cannot work from home. Mr McGlone said, "At present, workers on low incomes in the private sector who have to self-isolate because of COVID-19, and cannot work from home, are … Continue reading McGlone Calls for COVID-19 Self-Isolation Support Grant

McGlone Welcomes Assembly Debate on Banning Onshore Petroleum Licencing

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed an Assembly debate on the banning of onshore exploration for, drilling for and extraction of hydrocarbons in Northern Ireland. Speaking ahead of the debate, Mr McGlone said, "The future is one of a decarbonised energy system. This Assembly debate is an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Assembly Debate on Banning Onshore Petroleum Licencing

McGlone: Concern at Assembly ‘Rubber-Stamping’ of Brexit legislation

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has expressed concern at the Assembly being asked to ‘rubber-stamp’ legislation relating to Brexit without proper scrutiny. The Mid Ulster MLA is a member of the Assembly Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. Mr McGlone said, "The Assembly is currently being asked to approve secondary legislation relating … Continue reading McGlone: Concern at Assembly ‘Rubber-Stamping’ of Brexit legislation

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

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

Meat processing workers must be protected

SDLP Agriculture Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has said that workers at meat processing plants must be assured that every step is being taken to secure their safety following reports of a small number of Covid-19 cases at Moy Park.  Mr McGlone said that the North must learn from outbreaks at meat processing plants in other … Continue reading Meat processing workers must be protected

McGlone: people with disabilities should not be disadvantaged in the new normal

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has written to the First and deputy First Minister asking what measures have been taken to ensure that people with sight loss or other disabilities are not disadvantaged, as we recover from COVID-19. The Mid Ulster MLA commented, "As we enter the recovery phase, it is crucial that citizens … Continue reading McGlone: people with disabilities should not be disadvantaged in the new normal