AQW 1972/22-27 – Housing Executive asbestos removal

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities what assistance is being given to homeowners, residing in properties that have asbestos and were previously owned by the Housing Executive, to have the asbestos removed. Minister for Communities: There is no specific funding for removal of asbestos in previously owned Housing Executive properties. … Continue reading AQW 1972/22-27 – Housing Executive asbestos removal

AQW 1971/22-27 – Housing Executive asbestos register

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities how many homes in the ownership of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive are on the asbestos register; and what work is being done to remove the asbestos. Minister for Communities: The Housing Executive has advised that it currently has 47,442 properties on its asbestos … Continue reading AQW 1971/22-27 – Housing Executive asbestos register

AQW 2115/22-27 – Drinking water piping

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Infrastructure (i) what areas in Northern Ireland have drinking water piped to homes using lead piping; and (ii) what plans his Department has to upgrade this piping. Minister for Infrastructure: The status of areas in Northern Ireland which have drinking water piped to homes using … Continue reading AQW 2115/22-27 – Drinking water piping

AQW 25382/17-22 – COVID-19 vaccine passports

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what evidence is available to his Department on the efficacy of vaccine passports. Minister of Health: As with all restrictions or relaxations, The Executive's response is led by the latest medical and scientific advice, using a broad range of data, information and statistical indicators … Continue reading AQW 25382/17-22 – COVID-19 vaccine passports

AQW 12797/17-22 – COVID-19 and Vitamin D

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what consideration has been given to provision of Vitamin D to the wider population in the fight against COVID-19. Minister of Health: My Department has a formal link with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) under which NICE Clinical Guidance is … Continue reading AQW 12797/17-22 – COVID-19 and Vitamin D

McGlone Calls on Minister to Support Special Education Sector

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has called on the Minister to provide extra resources to special education schools to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. The Mid Ulster MLA questioned the Education Minister on the level of support provided by his Department during the Assembly ad hoc meeting last week. Mr McGlone said, "The special … Continue reading McGlone Calls on Minister to Support Special Education Sector

AQW 10016/17-22 – Risk of mutated COVID-19 from mink

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what evaluation has been carried out into the risk of a mutated form of COVID-19 from mink. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: The public health implications of recent findings of mink-specific variants of SARS-CoV-2 in Danish mink farms are being assessed urgently at international … Continue reading AQW 10016/17-22 – Risk of mutated COVID-19 from mink

AQW 4167/17-22 – COVID-19 testing

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what plans he has to extend COVID-19 testing to all domiciliary care and other frontline community healthcare workers. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: Domiciliary care staff and other frontline community healthcare staff with symptoms of COVID-19 can avail of testing. There are currently no plans … Continue reading AQW 4167/17-22 – COVID-19 testing