AQW 12616/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccination provision and allergens

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what vaccination provision will be made available to healthcare workers that Health and Social Care Trusts have decided the Pfizer vaccine would not be suitable due to history of severe allergic reactions. Minister of Health: The Pfizer vaccine contains polyethylene glycol (PEG), which is … Continue reading AQW 12616/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccination provision and allergens

McGlone: Strategic Plan needed for Sustainable Future

Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that rural communities need a strategic plan to build a sustainable path to economic recovery. The SDLP spokesperson on Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs was speaking after this week’s Assembly debate on the 2021-22 budget. Mr McGlone said, “The one-year roll-over budget … Continue reading McGlone: Strategic Plan needed for Sustainable Future

AQW 18037/17-22 – HSC Staff Recognition Payment

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health when the £500 payment will be made to Health and Social Care Staff. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: An FAQ on the special recognition payment, which includes eligibility criteria, has been published on my Department’s website and is available at the following link; https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/news/hsc-staff-recognition-payment-faqsContinue reading AQW 18037/17-22 – HSC Staff Recognition Payment

AQW 17635/17-22 – Localised Restrictions Support Scheme grants

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance whether Localised Restrictions Support Scheme grants will be available after the 30th April 2021 for businesses where, due to no outdoor or reduced capacity, it is not viable to open. [Priority Written] Minister of Finance: The legal authority that was given to my Department … Continue reading AQW 17635/17-22 – Localised Restrictions Support Scheme grants

AQW 17113/17-22 – Lough Neagh Fishermen COVID Support Scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to detail the causes for delay in COVID-19 support payments to fishermen on Lough Neagh. [Priority Written] Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: I fully recognise the pressures faced by the Lough Neagh fishing industry as a result of … Continue reading AQW 17113/17-22 – Lough Neagh Fishermen COVID Support Scheme

AQW 15635/17-22 – COVID-19 special recognition payment

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities whether the £500 COVID-19 special recognition payment to Health and Social Care workers will be determined as income for claimants of Universal Credit and other means-tested benefits. Minister for Communities: I am fully supportive of the payment of COVID-19 related support grants to workers … Continue reading AQW 15635/17-22 – COVID-19 special recognition payment

AQW 12617/17-22 – COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health whether amounts of the Pfizer vaccine have been dumped by Health and Social Care Trusts because the numbers of people invited for vaccine at the end of shifts did not match up to the anticipated supply required with no standby list being contacted to … Continue reading AQW 12617/17-22 – COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine

AQW 12615/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccinations

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health why larger numbers of vaccines for COVID-19 cannot be provided with a specific delivery date in advance so that proper planning and coordination can be done with primary care practices. Minister of Health: The vaccines are received via Public Health England before being stored … Continue reading AQW 12615/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccinations