AQW 4123/17-22 – Site inspections of food processing plants

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy how many site inspections of food processing plants have been carried out by the Health and Safety Executive in the last four weeks. [Priority Written] Minister for the Economy: Between the 17th of April and the 15th of May HSENI inspectors carried out … Continue reading AQW 4123/17-22 – Site inspections of food processing plants

AQW 5126/17-22 – Social distancing and personal care in ASD units

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education, given the current recommendation for social distancing, how he plans to address the need for pupils in ASD units to receive personal and intimate care throughout the school day. Minister of Education: All educational settings will adhere to Public Health Authority (PHA) guidance on … Continue reading AQW 5126/17-22 – Social distancing and personal care in ASD units

AQW 5125/17-22 – Social distancing guidance in Autism Spectrum Disorder units

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education how his Department intends to implement social distancing guidance in Autism Spectrum Disorder units and learning support units, where many of the issues can only be addressed by safe handling by adults employed in these units. Minister of Education: All educational settings will adhere … Continue reading AQW 5125/17-22 – Social distancing guidance in Autism Spectrum Disorder units

AQW 5124/17-22 – Transport arrangements for children with Special Educational Needs

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education how his Department intends to implement social distancing guidance in relation to Education Authority and private transport arrangements for children with Special Educational Needs who attend specialist units in mainstream schools, including pupils with (i) ASD, MLD, ADHD conditions; (ii) behavioural difficulties; and (iii) … Continue reading AQW 5124/17-22 – Transport arrangements for children with Special Educational Needs

AQW 4856/17-22 – State pension payments to married women

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities whether work has been carried out to establish if there has been a shortfall in state pension payments to married women in Northern Ireland. Minister for Communities: Under the State Pension rules that apply before 6 April 2016, individuals may be able to derive … Continue reading AQW 4856/17-22 – State pension payments to married women

AQW 4608/17-22 – Benefit Cap

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities how many claimants are subject to the benefit cap and cannot avail of an Administrative Welfare Supplementary Payment. Minister for Communities: The most recent statistics on the impact of the Benefit Cap were published in February 2020. At this time a total of 507 … Continue reading AQW 4608/17-22 – Benefit Cap

AQW 4451/17-22 – tax Credit Compensation

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities what legislative provision is being developed to compensate previous Tax Credit recipients who are financially worse off after making a claim to Universal Credit due to change of circumstances resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Communities: I can assure you that my officials … Continue reading AQW 4451/17-22 – tax Credit Compensation

AQW 4269/17-22 – Affordable Warmth Scheme reform

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities whether she will increase the income threshold of the Affordable Warmth Scheme and exclude Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Carer's Allowance and Attendance Allowance from the calculation of income. Minister for Communities: From November 2017 to February 2018 my Department consulted on proposed … Continue reading AQW 4269/17-22 – Affordable Warmth Scheme reform