AQW 2862/22-27 – NI Housing Executive pay dispute

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities what steps she is taking to resolve the pay dispute between the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and the Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance and Unite. Minister for Communities: I have no input into the negotiations or agreement of the pay awards for Housing Executive … Continue reading AQW 2862/22-27 – NI Housing Executive pay dispute

AQW 2894/22-27 – Childcare Strategy consultation

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education for an update on the current timeline for publication of the Childcare Strategy consultation. Minister of Education: I made a Ministerial Statement to Assembly members on 7 September 2022 providing an update on the work to develop an Executive Early Learning and Childcare Strategy. … Continue reading AQW 2894/22-27 – Childcare Strategy consultation

AQW 2818/22-27 – PSNI All-electric Fleet

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Justice (i) what percentage of PSNI vehicles are powered by electricity; and (ii) what plans has she to introduce an all-electric fleet. Minister of Justice: The details requested are an operational matter for the Chief Constable, who is accountable to the Northern Ireland Policing Board … Continue reading AQW 2818/22-27 – PSNI All-electric Fleet

AQW 2895/22-27 – Cost-of-living crisis

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities to outline the immediate measures her Department is considering to mitigate the impact of the cost-of-living crisis. Minister for Communities: The cost-of-living crisis is having major impact, particularly on those who are already struggling financially. I am deeply frustrated that the continued absence of … Continue reading AQW 2895/22-27 – Cost-of-living crisis

AQW 3054/22-27 – Sexual Orientation Strategy

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities for an update on the development of the Sexual Orientation Strategy. Minister for Communities: My Department continues to lead a significant programme of work in the co-design of the Executive’s four social inclusion strategies including the Sexual Orientation (LGBTQI+) Strategy. The drafting of the … Continue reading AQW 3054/22-27 – Sexual Orientation Strategy

AQW 2784/22-27 – Emergency MOT appointments

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Infrastructure how many emergency MOT appointments were made in each month between January 2022 and August 2022, broken down by MOT test centre. Minister for Infrastructure: The Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) continues to assist all customers who request an urgent appointment to enable them … Continue reading AQW 2784/22-27 – Emergency MOT appointments

AQW 2863/22-27 – Emergency Fuel Payment Scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities (i) whether she plans to re-open the Emergency Fuel Payment Scheme; and (ii) for a timeframe when it will re-open. Minister for Communities: The cost of living crisis is having major impact, particularly on those who are already struggling financially. I am deeply frustrated … Continue reading AQW 2863/22-27 – Emergency Fuel Payment Scheme

AQW 2817/22-27 – Installation of solar panels

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities whether she intends to introduce mandatory installation of solar panels to all newly constructed social dwellings. Minister for Communities: Increasing the energy efficiency of homes is a vital way of mitigating the effects of climate change, reducing fuel poverty and improving health. Therefore the … Continue reading AQW 2817/22-27 – Installation of solar panels