McGlone encourages women to seek advice over pension entitlement

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA, Patsy McGlone has encouraged women to seek advice if they feel they are missing out on their state pension entitlement, following a written reply from Communities Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín. The Mid Ulster MLA commented, "In recent months, I have been contacted by numerous women who have experienced a shortfall in … Continue reading McGlone encourages women to seek advice over pension entitlement

McGlone: still work to do to ensure access to Self Employed Scheme

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone has said there is still work to do to ensure that the Self Employed Scheme online portal is fully inclusive and Irish passports are accepted as a means of ID. Mr McGlone commented, "The SDLP have been pushing the Finance Minister and British Government officials to secure improvements … Continue reading McGlone: still work to do to ensure access to Self Employed Scheme

McGlone: Risk of No Trade Deal with EU Remains High

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has warned that the risk of no trade deal being agreed between Britain and the EU by the end of the year remains high. Mr McGlone said, "While recent focus has been on tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, negotiations between the British Government and the EU on a new … Continue reading McGlone: Risk of No Trade Deal with EU Remains High

McGlone recommits to Animal Cruelty Register

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has recommitted to campaigning for an all island Animal Cruelty register, following a positive response from Minister Poots. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "I submitted a written Assembly question some weeks ago asking for an update on the issue of an animal cruelty register, which the SDLP have been … Continue reading McGlone recommits to Animal Cruelty Register

McGlone welcomes £10m pot for rural roads

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has welcomed a commitment from Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon to support rural communities across the North by introducing a new £10m rural roads fund. Patsy McGlone MLA said, "SDLP Minister Mallon has carefully crafted her capital budget to ensure that no one is left behind. The Infrastructure Minister has … Continue reading McGlone welcomes £10m pot for rural roads

McGlone: British Government must not Bargain Food Safety for Quick US Trade Deal

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has warned the British Government not to risk food safety in their eagerness to secure a quick trade deal with the United States. Recent reports have suggested that Government ministers are considering allowing products like chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef into the UK market during negotiations with their … Continue reading McGlone: British Government must not Bargain Food Safety for Quick US Trade Deal

McGlone presses Minister for Animal Cruelty Register

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has submitted an Assembly question to Justice Minister, Naomi Long, asking for an update on the introduction of an Animal Cruelty Register. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "In spite of legislation to punish offenders, there is no central register of those convicted of animal cruelty offences. Having one would … Continue reading McGlone presses Minister for Animal Cruelty Register

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