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

AQW 5773/17-22 – Financial Support for Childcare Sector

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education (i) what financial support scheme will be made available for the recovery of the childcare sector; and (ii) when the scheme will open. Minister of Education: I announced the £10.5 million Childcare Recovery Support fund for the childcare sector on 22 July. As part … Continue reading AQW 5773/17-22 – Financial Support for Childcare Sector

AQW 3672/17-22 – Medical Assessment Centres

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities what protective measures are being put in place at medical assessment centres for Personal Independence Payments, Disability Living Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance applications for people with increased health susceptibilities. [Priority Written] Minister for Communities: Minister Hargey’s announcement on 16 March confirmed that … Continue reading AQW 3672/17-22 – Medical Assessment Centres

Meat processing workers must be protected

SDLP Agriculture Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has said that workers at meat processing plants must be assured that every step is being taken to secure their safety following reports of a small number of Covid-19 cases at Moy Park.  Mr McGlone said that the North must learn from outbreaks at meat processing plants in other … Continue reading Meat processing workers must be protected

AQW 4688/17-22 – Financial Support for Manufacturing Businesses

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy, pursuant to AQW 4009/17-22, what further review has been undertaken to develop financial support for manufacturing businesses with a total Net Annual Value over £15,001. [Priority Written] Minister for the Economy: This is an evolving situation and my Department, along with Executive colleagues, … Continue reading AQW 4688/17-22 – Financial Support for Manufacturing Businesses

AQW 5125/17-22 – Social distancing guidance in Autism Spectrum Disorder units

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education how his Department intends to implement social distancing guidance in Autism Spectrum Disorder units and learning support units, where many of the issues can only be addressed by safe handling by adults employed in these units. Minister of Education: All educational settings will adhere … Continue reading AQW 5125/17-22 – Social distancing guidance in Autism Spectrum Disorder units

AQW 5124/17-22 – Transport arrangements for children with Special Educational Needs

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education how his Department intends to implement social distancing guidance in relation to Education Authority and private transport arrangements for children with Special Educational Needs who attend specialist units in mainstream schools, including pupils with (i) ASD, MLD, ADHD conditions; (ii) behavioural difficulties; and (iii) … Continue reading AQW 5124/17-22 – Transport arrangements for children with Special Educational Needs

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