McGlone: Strategic Plan needed for Sustainable Future

Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that rural communities need a strategic plan to build a sustainable path to economic recovery. The SDLP spokesperson on Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs was speaking after this week’s Assembly debate on the 2021-22 budget. Mr McGlone said, “The one-year roll-over budget … Continue reading McGlone: Strategic Plan needed for Sustainable Future

AQW 17635/17-22 – Localised Restrictions Support Scheme grants

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance whether Localised Restrictions Support Scheme grants will be available after the 30th April 2021 for businesses where, due to no outdoor or reduced capacity, it is not viable to open. [Priority Written] Minister of Finance: The legal authority that was given to my Department … Continue reading AQW 17635/17-22 – Localised Restrictions Support Scheme grants

McGlone: Continued Failure to Support Lough Neagh Fishermen a Disgrace

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that the continued failure of the Executive to support Lough Neagh fishermen affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is a disgrace. The Mid Ulster MLA questioned both the Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) and the Minister for Finance in the Assembly this week about … Continue reading McGlone: Continued Failure to Support Lough Neagh Fishermen a Disgrace

AQW 11136/17-22 – COVID-19 Restrictions Business Support Schemes

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy when Self Assessed HMRC tax returns will be accepted as proof of income in applications to COVID-19 Restrictions Business Support Schemes. [Priority Written] Minister for the Economy: Official HMRC correspondence has always been accepted as suitable evidence in support of CRBSS applications, such … Continue reading AQW 11136/17-22 – COVID-19 Restrictions Business Support Schemes

AQW 10876/17-22 – Hospitality Covid Support Schemes

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy when applications will open to support schemes for (i) company directors; (ii) wet pubs; (iii) tourism and hospitality; and (iv) bed and breakfasts. [Priority Written] Minister for the Economy: Applications for the Limited Company Director’s Support Scheme opened at 6pm on Thursday 21 … Continue reading AQW 10876/17-22 – Hospitality Covid Support Schemes

AQW 12517/17-22 – Lough Neagh Fishermen Support

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs when payments will commence under the scheme to assist Lough Neagh commercial fishermen. [Priority Written] Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: I am currently considering a possible funding package to alleviate the financial impacts of the pandemic on commercial … Continue reading AQW 12517/17-22 – Lough Neagh Fishermen Support

AQW 12715/17-22 – Post-Brexit Duty on Steel Imports

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance what communication he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the post-Brexit introduction of a 25 per cent duty on steel imports from GB to Northern Ireland. [Priority Written] Minister of Finance: I have not engaged with the Chancellor on this issue. … Continue reading AQW 12715/17-22 – Post-Brexit Duty on Steel Imports

AQW 11715/17-22 – Hydrogen economy

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to support the Northern Ireland hydrogen economy. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Hydrogen policy lies within the remit of the Department of Economy. Nevertheless, having recently met with a number of stakeholders and … Continue reading AQW 11715/17-22 – Hydrogen economy