McGlone: people with disabilities should not be disadvantaged in the new normal

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has written to the First and deputy First Minister asking what measures have been taken to ensure that people with sight loss or other disabilities are not disadvantaged, as we recover from COVID-19. The Mid Ulster MLA commented, "As we enter the recovery phase, it is crucial that citizens … Continue reading McGlone: people with disabilities should not be disadvantaged in the new normal

McGlone encourages women to seek advice over pension entitlement

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA, Patsy McGlone has encouraged women to seek advice if they feel they are missing out on their state pension entitlement, following a written reply from Communities Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín. The Mid Ulster MLA commented, "In recent months, I have been contacted by numerous women who have experienced a shortfall in … Continue reading McGlone encourages women to seek advice over pension entitlement

McGlone recommits to Animal Cruelty Register

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has recommitted to campaigning for an all island Animal Cruelty register, following a positive response from Minister Poots. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "I submitted a written Assembly question some weeks ago asking for an update on the issue of an animal cruelty register, which the SDLP have been … Continue reading McGlone recommits to Animal Cruelty Register

McGlone presses Minister for Animal Cruelty Register

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has submitted an Assembly question to Justice Minister, Naomi Long, asking for an update on the introduction of an Animal Cruelty Register. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "In spite of legislation to punish offenders, there is no central register of those convicted of animal cruelty offences. Having one would … Continue reading McGlone presses Minister for Animal Cruelty Register

McGlone seeks timeline on targeted rates relief

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone has written to Minister for Finance, Conor Murphy, to seek answers on targeted rates relief. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "I welcomed the statement last week from the Finance Minister that he was working with colleagues at Ulster University, to develop a plan for further rates relief, on … Continue reading McGlone seeks timeline on targeted rates relief

McGlone: Careful management needed for Prisoner release scheme

SDLP Justice Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has said that careful management of a scheme to release some prisoners early as a result of the coronavirus crisis is needed following an announcement by the Justice Minister today. Mr McGlone said that there must be robust support plans in place for anyone released to ensure that they … Continue reading McGlone: Careful management needed for Prisoner release scheme

AQO 428/17-22 – Electronic voting in Assembly

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Assembly Commission what plans it has to introduce technology for Member electronic voting in Plenary sittings. Assembly Commission: The Standing Orders of the Assembly do not currently provide for electronic voting by Members. Standing Order 26 provides that the Speaker shall judge whether or not a question … Continue reading AQO 428/17-22 – Electronic voting in Assembly

AQW 3524/17-22 – Education budget for cleansing in schools

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education what extra budget provision is being made for soap, anti-bacterial and other cleansing materials in schools. Minister of Education:  I appreciate that this unprecedented situation is an extremely challenging time for schools and all our partners in the education sector. In conjunction with the … Continue reading AQW 3524/17-22 – Education budget for cleansing in schools