AQW 3055/22-27 – Ammonia Strategy

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to provide an update on the Ammonia Strategy for Northern Ireland. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: My Department has developed a comprehensive Ammonia Strategy which I am currently finalising for publication. The draft Ammonia Strategy will propose a … Continue reading AQW 3055/22-27 – Ammonia Strategy

AQW 2862/22-27 – NI Housing Executive pay dispute

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities what steps she is taking to resolve the pay dispute between the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and the Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance and Unite. Minister for Communities: I have no input into the negotiations or agreement of the pay awards for Housing Executive … Continue reading AQW 2862/22-27 – NI Housing Executive pay dispute

AQW 2894/22-27 – Childcare Strategy consultation

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education for an update on the current timeline for publication of the Childcare Strategy consultation. Minister of Education: I made a Ministerial Statement to Assembly members on 7 September 2022 providing an update on the work to develop an Executive Early Learning and Childcare Strategy. … Continue reading AQW 2894/22-27 – Childcare Strategy consultation

AQW 2895/22-27 – Cost-of-living crisis

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities to outline the immediate measures her Department is considering to mitigate the impact of the cost-of-living crisis. Minister for Communities: The cost-of-living crisis is having major impact, particularly on those who are already struggling financially. I am deeply frustrated that the continued absence of … Continue reading AQW 2895/22-27 – Cost-of-living crisis

AQW 3054/22-27 – Sexual Orientation Strategy

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities for an update on the development of the Sexual Orientation Strategy. Minister for Communities: My Department continues to lead a significant programme of work in the co-design of the Executive’s four social inclusion strategies including the Sexual Orientation (LGBTQI+) Strategy. The drafting of the … Continue reading AQW 3054/22-27 – Sexual Orientation Strategy

AQW 2863/22-27 – Emergency Fuel Payment Scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities (i) whether she plans to re-open the Emergency Fuel Payment Scheme; and (ii) for a timeframe when it will re-open. Minister for Communities: The cost of living crisis is having major impact, particularly on those who are already struggling financially. I am deeply frustrated … Continue reading AQW 2863/22-27 – Emergency Fuel Payment Scheme

McGlone: Hargey Continuing to Fail to Meet Mid Ulster Social Housing Needs

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said the Executive’s current strategy on social housing is continuing to fail to meet housing need in the Mid Ulster constituency. In response to Assembly Questions from the Mid Ulster MLA, the Communities Minister, Sinn Féin’s Dierdre Hargey, revealed that just 15 social housing units are currently … Continue reading McGlone: Hargey Continuing to Fail to Meet Mid Ulster Social Housing Needs

AQW 2629/22-27 – Homelessness in Mid Ulster

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities how many people in Mid Ulster are currently experiencing homelessness. Minister for Communities: The latest published figures on the number of people in Mid-Ulster classified as homeless can be found in the Homelessness Bulletin at: https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/publications/northern-ireland-homelessness-bulletin-july-december-2021 ENDS