AQW 16056/17-22 – Healthcare workers income

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what actions are being taken to provide healthcare workers with an income which recognises properly their roles and responsibilities. Minister of Health: Our health and social care workforce are employed within the HSC on Agenda for Change (AfC) terms and conditions, which matches roles … Continue reading AQW 16056/17-22 – Healthcare workers income

AQW 14487/17-22 – Civil Service Staff Vacancies

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance how many Civil Service staff vacancies exist within each Department; and what measures are being taken to fill those vacancies. Minister of Finance: Details of the total vacancies in each department is not held centrally. Individual departments advise DoF NICSHR of vacancies that they … Continue reading AQW 14487/17-22 – Civil Service Staff Vacancies

AQW 12613/17-22 – Disciplinary proceedings

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance, pursuant to AQW 9488/17-22, of the ten matters of disciplinary proceedings, how many members of staff are on (i) paid leave; and (ii) long-term sickness leave. Minister of Finance: There are no members of staff on paid leave. There is one member of staff … Continue reading AQW 12613/17-22 – Disciplinary proceedings

AQW 11714/17-22 – Independent Fiscal Council

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance what recent discussions he has had on establishing the Independent Fiscal Council. Minister of Finance: Officials within my Department are currently examining the options for establishing the Fiscal Council and I will consider how this is taken forward, and have any discussions that may … Continue reading AQW 11714/17-22 – Independent Fiscal Council

AQW 10608/17-22 – Financial Support for Businesses for Christmas and New Year periods

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance what contingency is being made for financial support for sectors that will be substantially affected by restrictions in the run up to the Christmas and New Year periods. [Priority Written] Minister of Finance: My Department's Localised Restrictions Support Scheme will be extended to provide … Continue reading AQW 10608/17-22 – Financial Support for Businesses for Christmas and New Year periods

AQW 10014/17-22 – SEUPB Post-Brexit

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance what discussions he has had with the British and Irish Governments on the way in which the SEUPB will operate post-Brexit. Minister of Finance: The SEUPB role is to implement the current PEACE IV and INTERREG VA programmes and to develop and implement the … Continue reading AQW 10014/17-22 – SEUPB 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