AQW 1973/22-27 – Rural broadband

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy what financial assistance his Department is considering to help those where not included in the original scoping exercise under Project Stratum and are being asked to contribute financially towards a self build product offered by Fibrus to access hyperfast broadband. Minister for the … Continue reading AQW 1973/22-27 – Rural broadband

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

McGlone Welcomes £10million for Rural Roads Recovery

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed confirmation that the majority of the £12million Roads Recovery Fund will be spent on rural roads. The Infrastructure Minister, the SDLP’s Nichola Mallon, confirmed in a recent Assembly Written Answer to the Mid Ulster MLA that £10miilion of the £12million fund will be directed to rural … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes £10million for Rural Roads Recovery

AQW 13309/17-22 – Electric Vehicles in Rural Areas

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Infrastructure what steps she is taking to support the transition to electric vehicles in rural areas. Minister for Infrastructure: The Road to Zero Strategy outlines how the UK Government will support the transition to zero emission road transport and reduce emissions from conventional vehicles during … Continue reading AQW 13309/17-22 – Electric Vehicles in Rural Areas

McGlone Highlights Concern at Impact of Pandemic on Domiciliary Care

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has highlighted concerns at the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the provision of domiciliary care in the South Derry area. The Mid Ulster MLA questioned the Health Minister on the level of support provided by his Department during the Assembly ad hoc meeting last week. Mr McGlone said, … Continue reading McGlone Highlights Concern at Impact of Pandemic on Domiciliary Care

AQW 10013/17-22 – Mental health and wellbeing amongst farmers

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what initiatives his Department is undertaking to promote better mental health and wellbeing amongst farmers. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: The Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation (TRPSI) Framework supports the development and delivery of initiatives to address … Continue reading AQW 10013/17-22 – Mental health and wellbeing amongst farmers

AQW 6055/17-22 – School Transport

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education what guidance and support he intends to provide for students and parents in rural areas who rely on school transport. [Priority Written] Minister of Education: My Department published guidance on the New School Day on 13 August which contains details of the plans for … Continue reading AQW 6055/17-22 – School Transport

McGlone presses for action for farmers

SDLP Mid Ulster Representative, Patsy McGlone MLA spoke today in the Assembly pressing for action and financial clarity for farmers across the North. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "Direct farm payments make up a significant proportion of the income generated by our farmers. They have been a lifeline through many difficult months. They are worth … Continue reading McGlone presses for action for farmers