AQW 11947/17-22 – Covid-19 Restrictions Business Support Scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy (i) how many applications have been received for Part B of the Covid-19 Restrictions Business Support Scheme; and (ii) how many of those applications have been paid. [Asked 11/12/2020] Minister for the Economy: The Covid Restrictions Business Support schemes Part B opened to … Continue reading AQW 11947/17-22 – Covid-19 Restrictions Business Support Scheme

McGlone Welcomes Assembly Support for Fracking Ban

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed the Assembly’s support for a ban on onshore fracking in the North. Although the second stage of the Onshore Fracking (Prohibition) Bill was agreed on Tuesday it is unlikely to make it into law before the end of the current Assembly term. Speaking after the debate … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Assembly Support for Fracking Ban

McGlone Criticises Awarding of Dalradian Prospecting Licences

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has criticised the decision by DUP Economy Minister Gordon Lyons to award two new mineral prospecting licences to Dalradian Gold Limited. The Mid Ulster MLA said the SDLP remained firmly opposed to the practice and the DUP Minister was failing to take the views of local communities on … Continue reading McGlone Criticises Awarding of Dalradian Prospecting Licences

AQW 28475 /17-22 – Extension of Omicron Hospitality Payment scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy, what support will be made available to hotels financially impacted by the introduction of Covid-related restrictions. Minister for the Economy: Whilst the Omicron Hospitality Payment scheme agreed by the Executive before Christmas was warmly welcomed, there was huge disappointment and frustration that hotels … Continue reading AQW 28475 /17-22 – Extension of Omicron Hospitality Payment scheme

AQW 27060/17-22 – High Street Scheme card

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy (i) how many people have still not received their High Street Scheme card; and (ii) what plans has he to extend the scheme to allow those who haven’t received it time to spend it. [Priority Written] Minister for the Economy: There were just … Continue reading AQW 27060/17-22 – High Street Scheme card

AQW 11718/17-22 – Wet Pubs Business Support Scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy when a scheme to support wet pubs will open. [Priority Written] Minister for the Economy: The Wet Pubs Business Support Scheme opened on 11 January 2021. Eligible businesses were invited to apply and paid for qualifying weeks that they were forced to close … Continue reading AQW 11718/17-22 – Wet Pubs Business Support Scheme

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

AQW 19122/17-22 – Project Stratum

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy what rural proofing has been undertaken in relation to the costs to consumers of the delivery of Project Stratum. Minister for the Economy: Project Stratum aims to improve broadband connectivity for homes and businesses throughout Northern Ireland. The rural proofing conducted for this … Continue reading AQW 19122/17-22 – Project Stratum