AQW 15638/17-22 – Halting work on the new permanent border control posts

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with Executive colleagues and others (i) before; and (ii) after his unilateral decision to halt work on the new permanent border control posts required by the Withdrawal Agreement. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: … Continue reading AQW 15638/17-22 – Halting work on the new permanent border control posts

AQW 15639/17-22 – Legal advice on preparations for the new permanent border control posts

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what legal advice he has sought should he fail to make the preparations for the new permanent border control posts at ports of entry required by the Withdrawal Agreement. [Priority Written] Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: My officials … Continue reading AQW 15639/17-22 – Legal advice on preparations for the new permanent border control posts

AQW 10087/17-22 – UK Government-Northern Ireland Executive Joint Board

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in relation to the recent meeting of the UK Government-Northern Ireland Executive joint board, what assessment they have made of the progress being made on transformation in the areas of (i) health; (ii) education; and (iii) justice. First Minister and deputy … Continue reading AQW 10087/17-22 – UK Government-Northern Ireland Executive Joint Board

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

AQW 8575/17-22 – Freeport status

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance what discussions they have had with (i) Executive colleagues; and (ii) others regarding freeport status for Northern Ireland ports. Minister of Finance: The policy on Freeports is being developed by the Treasury. Following consideration of the Treasury’s position with Executive colleagues in August, I … Continue reading AQW 8575/17-22 – Freeport status

McGlone welcomes £21.4m COVID-19 support scheme

SDLP Agriculture and Rural Affairs Spokesperson, Patsy McGlone MLA has welcomed the opening of a £21.4m support scheme, which will benefit more than 11,000 local farms. The Mid Ulster MLA commented, "I welcome this announcement today and I encourage all local farmers to apply for this support scheme when it opens on Monday 7th September. … Continue reading McGlone welcomes £21.4m COVID-19 support scheme

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