AQW 12614/17-22 – COVID-19 vaccination of childcare workers

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what prioritisation is being given to COVID-19 vaccination of childcare workers delivering care to children of key workers. Minister of Health: Vaccination policy in Northern Ireland is based on the recommendations and advice provided by the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) … Continue reading AQW 12614/17-22 – COVID-19 vaccination of childcare workers

AQW 15325/17-22 – Covid-19 Productive Investment Capital Grant

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy (i) whether the Covid-19 Productive Investment Capital Grant has been closed prematurely due to a shortage of funds; and (ii) what bid for additional funds have been made in order that the grant may be reopened. [Priority Written] Minister for the Economy: The … Continue reading AQW 15325/17-22 – Covid-19 Productive Investment Capital Grant

AQW 15324/17-22 – TB inspections

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what instructions have been issued to staff carrying out TB inspections regarding the wearing of protective equipment in compliance with COVID-19 regulations. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic DAERA staff carrying out … Continue reading AQW 15324/17-22 – TB inspections

McGlone: Continued Failure to Support Lough Neagh Fishermen a Disgrace

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that the continued failure of the Executive to support Lough Neagh fishermen affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is a disgrace. The Mid Ulster MLA questioned both the Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) and the Minister for Finance in the Assembly this week about … Continue reading McGlone: Continued Failure to Support Lough Neagh Fishermen a Disgrace

AQW 14791/17-22 – Large Tourism and Hospitality Business Support scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy, pursuant to AQW 10876/17-22, when her Department will contact businesses with application forms for the new £26.1 million support scheme for large hospitality and tourism businesses impacted by COVID-19 regulations, which was launched on 21 January 2021. [Priority Written] Minister for the Economy: … Continue reading AQW 14791/17-22 – Large Tourism and Hospitality Business Support scheme

AQW 13918/17-22 – COVID-19 Special Recognition Payment

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health whether the special recognition payment for health workers will be extended to student doctors who worked in NHS facilities during this pandemic. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: I have assumed that this question relates to medical students rather than doctors in Training. I have … Continue reading AQW 13918/17-22 – COVID-19 Special Recognition Payment

AQW 13995/17-22 – Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy, pursuant to AQW 13200/17-22, what measures are being taken by her Department to ensure prompt payments due under the Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme are made. [Priority Written] Minister for the Economy: I refer the Member to the reply I gave to AQW … Continue reading AQW 13995/17-22 – Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme

AQO 917/17-22 – COVID-19 testing in schools

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education for his assessment of the need for COVID-19 testing facilities in schools. Minister of Education: In consultation with the Department of Health and Public Health Agency, I can confirm there are currently no plans to introduce COVID-19 testing facilities in schools. Testing should continue … Continue reading AQO 917/17-22 – COVID-19 testing in schools