McGlone Welcomes Constructive Meeting with UFU and Irish Minister

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed a constructive virtual discussion between representatives of the Ulster Famers’ Union (UFU) and Irish Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue. The online meeting, which was facilitated by the Mid Ulster MLA, involved UFU office bearers, chief executive and beef and lamb policy officer and took place at the … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Constructive Meeting with UFU and Irish Minister

AQW 10089/17-22 – Aerospace Industry

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy what recent discussions she has held with (i) industry representatives; and (ii) the UK Government on an aerospace industry taskforce to help safeguard jobs in Northern Ireland. Minister for the Economy: I meet aerospace industry representatives and the sector body, ADS, on a … Continue reading AQW 10089/17-22 – Aerospace Industry

AQW 10015/17-22 – Banning of single-use plastics

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Irish Government on the banning of single-use plastics on the island of Ireland. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: At the 4 November British-Irish Council (BIC) Environment sector Ministerial … Continue reading AQW 10015/17-22 – Banning of single-use plastics

AQO 1140/17-22 – Lease agreements for points of entry facilities post-Brexit

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to outline the progress his Department has made in securing the relevant lease agreements for suitable site locations for points of entry facilities before the end of the transition period. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: After a period … Continue reading AQO 1140/17-22 – Lease agreements for points of entry facilities post-Brexit

AQW 8577/17-22 – Freeport status

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy what discussions she has had with (i) the UK Government; (ii) Executive colleagues; and (iii) Northern Ireland port authorities regarding freeport status. Minister for the Economy: The UK Government’s Freeports policy is being developed by Her Majesty’s Treasury and as such is being … Continue reading AQW 8577/17-22 – Freeport status

AQW 8576/17-22 – Freeport proposals

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy what independent research she has (i) commissioned; and (ii) consulted on regarding the role that freeports can play in incentivising international trade, boosting innovation and regenerating disadvantaged areas post-Brexit. Minister for the Economy: I want to ensure that the emerging UK Government Freeport … Continue reading AQW 8576/17-22 – Freeport proposals

AQW 8742/17-22 – COVID-19 Restrictions Business and Employee Support

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy what financial measures will be put in place to support businesses and employees affected by the restrictions announced on 14 October. [Priority Written] Minister for the Economy: The Executive agreed restrictions that came into effect on 16 October 2020, for a period of … Continue reading AQW 8742/17-22 – COVID-19 Restrictions Business and Employee Support

McGlone Calls for COVID-19 Self-Isolation Support Grant

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has called on the Communities Minister to introduce a self-isolation support grant for people on low incomes who cannot work from home. Mr McGlone said, "At present, workers on low incomes in the private sector who have to self-isolate because of COVID-19, and cannot work from home, are … Continue reading McGlone Calls for COVID-19 Self-Isolation Support Grant