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

AQW 4451/17-22 – tax Credit Compensation

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities what legislative provision is being developed to compensate previous Tax Credit recipients who are financially worse off after making a claim to Universal Credit due to change of circumstances resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Communities: I can assure you that my officials … Continue reading AQW 4451/17-22 – tax Credit Compensation

AQW 4269/17-22 – Affordable Warmth Scheme reform

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities whether she will increase the income threshold of the Affordable Warmth Scheme and exclude Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Carer's Allowance and Attendance Allowance from the calculation of income. Minister for Communities: From November 2017 to February 2018 my Department consulted on proposed … Continue reading AQW 4269/17-22 – Affordable Warmth Scheme reform

AQW 4506/17-22 – Animal cruelty register

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to outline the progress made on the introduction of an animal cruelty register. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: As I have previously indicated, I am open to the possibility of creating a register of those convicted of animal … Continue reading AQW 4506/17-22 – Animal cruelty register

AQW 4406/17-22 – COVID-19 resources

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for a breakdown of (i) all COVID-19 resources bids made by his Department; and (ii) allocations received by his Department. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: In March, a £105m support package was submitted to the Department of Finance … Continue reading AQW 4406/17-22 – COVID-19 resources

AQW 3954/17-22 – Rate Relief Scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance when the work with Ulster University Economic Policy Centre on a targeted rate relief scheme will be completed. [Priority Written] Minister of Finance: Ministerial colleagues and I met Mr Hetherington, Director of the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre, today to discuss his draft findings. … Continue reading AQW 3954/17-22 – Rate Relief Scheme