McGlone Criticises Awarding of Dalradian Prospecting Licences

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has criticised the decision by DUP Economy Minister Gordon Lyons to award two new mineral prospecting licences to Dalradian Gold Limited. The Mid Ulster MLA said the SDLP remained firmly opposed to the practice and the DUP Minister was failing to take the views of local communities on … Continue reading McGlone Criticises Awarding of Dalradian Prospecting Licences

AQWs on Childcare Provision

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): (AQW 28471 17-22) To ask the Minister of Education what plans does she have to match the number of hours of free childcare or pre-school education provided in England, Scotland, and Wales; (AQW 28472 17-22) To ask the Minister of Education when was the last independent review of the provision … Continue reading AQWs on Childcare Provision

AQW 28475 /17-22 – Extension of Omicron Hospitality Payment scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy, what support will be made available to hotels financially impacted by the introduction of Covid-related restrictions. Minister for the Economy: Whilst the Omicron Hospitality Payment scheme agreed by the Executive before Christmas was warmly welcomed, there was huge disappointment and frustration that hotels … Continue reading AQW 28475 /17-22 – Extension of Omicron Hospitality Payment scheme

AQO 2946/17-22 – Minimum age of criminal responsibility

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Justice whether she intends to progress measures to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility in line with the recommendation of the Review of the Youth Justice System and the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Minister of Justice: I have been … Continue reading AQO 2946/17-22 – Minimum age of criminal responsibility

AQW 24112/17-22 – Office of Identity and Cultural Expression

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what preparatory work has taken place since January 2020 regarding the establishment and financing of the Office of Identity and Cultural Expression, as committed to in New Decade, New Approach. First Minister and deputy First Minister: Further details will be made … Continue reading AQW 24112/17-22 – Office of Identity and Cultural Expression

AQO 2521/17-22 – Anti-social Behaviour Legislation

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Justice for an update on the development of new legislation to tackle anti-social behaviour, following the 2018 consultation Anti-social Behaviour Legislation in Northern Ireland. Minister of Justice: Responsibility for anti-social behaviour (ASB) legislation sits across a number of Government Departments and my officials are currently … Continue reading AQO 2521/17-22 – Anti-social Behaviour Legislation

AQO 2132/17-22 – COVID-19 recovery plan

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline a timetable for the publication and implementation of the Executive’s COVID-19 recovery plan. First Minister and deputy First Minister: There are three key programmes of work in the Executive’s roadmap to Recovery: lifting restrictions; short to medium term recovery; … Continue reading AQO 2132/17-22 – COVID-19 recovery plan

AQW 21673/17-22 – Independent Environmental Protection Agency

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs when will he establish the Independent Environmental Protection Agency, as agreed in New Decade, New Approach. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: I believe that good environmental governance is about focusing on environmental outcomes and taking a strategic approach … Continue reading AQW 21673/17-22 – Independent Environmental Protection Agency