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

AQW 2372/22-27 – Housing waiting list in Mid Ulster

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities (i) how many families are on the housing waiting list in Mid Ulster; and (ii) what is the average waiting time to be housed. Minister for Communities: The Housing Executive has provided the following information. The table below sets out the numbers on the … Continue reading AQW 2372/22-27 – Housing waiting list in Mid Ulster

AQW 2371/22-27 – New build social housing in Mid Ulster

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities to detail the number of new build social housing (i) under construction; and (ii) completed, in Mid Ulster for each of the last five years, broken down by property type. Minister for Communities: Within the Mid Ulster parliamentary constituency there are currently 15 social … Continue reading AQW 2371/22-27 – New build social housing in Mid Ulster

AQW 2673/22-27 – Irish-medium Education

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education how many post-primary places have been allocated for the Irish-medium sector in each academic year since 2016. Minister of Education: The number of places approved by my Department at Irish Medium (IM) post-primary schools in each academic year since 2016 is set out in … Continue reading AQW 2673/22-27 – Irish-medium Education

AQW 2630/22-27 – Special educational needs nursery places in Mid Ulster

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education what steps she plans to take to increase the level of provision of special educational needs nursery places in Mid Ulster. Minister of Education: The Department aims to provide a funded pre-school place for every child in their immediate pre-school year whose parents want … Continue reading AQW 2630/22-27 – Special educational needs nursery places in Mid Ulster