AQO 2132/17-22 – COVID-19 recovery plan

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline a timetable for the publication and implementation of the Executive’s COVID-19 recovery plan. First Minister and deputy First Minister: There are three key programmes of work in the Executive’s roadmap to Recovery: lifting restrictions; short to medium term recovery; … Continue reading AQO 2132/17-22 – COVID-19 recovery plan

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

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