AQW 27658/17-22 – Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities what legal requirements exist for all social rented dwellings to be fitted with (i) smoke alarms; and (ii) carbon monoxide alarms. Minister for Communities: Currently there is no legal requirement for social rented dwellings to be fitted with smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. … Continue reading AQW 27658/17-22 – Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

AQW 24843/17-22 – Lower utility costs for social housing

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities what mechanisms are in place for social housing providers to ensure that their tenants have access to a competitive utility market. Minister for Communities: My Department’s responsibility is to ensure that social housing properties have a fit for purpose heating system. The current Housing … Continue reading AQW 24843/17-22 – Lower utility costs for social housing

AQW 24840/17-22 – Help with rising energy costs

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities, in light of rising energy costs, what provision will be made within the benefits system to provide an additional domestic heating payment for people on lower income. Minister for Communities: The Social Fund Cold Weather Payment Scheme provides a one off payment of £25 … Continue reading AQW 24840/17-22 – Help with rising energy costs

McGlone raises serious issues with high street voucher access

Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has expressed concern that some people could struggle to access the high street voucher scheme and has called for urgent action from Stormont Ministers. Anyone over the age of 18 can apply for a £100 pre-paid card through the NI Direct website. While applications … Continue reading McGlone raises serious issues with high street voucher access