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

McGlone: telemedicine capacity must be increased

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone has submitted a written Assembly question to Health Minister, Robin Swann, to ask for an update on our telemedicine capacity. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "These are unprecedented times and our health service is working tirelessly to keep us safe and fight back against COVID-19. They deserve our … Continue reading McGlone: telemedicine capacity must be increased

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