AQW 3301/22-27 – Domiciliary care workers

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health how many staff, including agency staff, are currently employed by each Health and Social Care Trust to deliver domiciliary care packages. Minister of Health: Information provided by the Health and Social Care (HSC) Trusts on the number of domiciliary care workers currently directly employed … Continue reading AQW 3301/22-27 – Domiciliary care workers

AQW 3056/22-27 – Biodiversity Strategy

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for an update on the Biodiversity Strategy for Northern Ireland. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: The Biodiversity Strategy for Northern Ireland is being developed through a co-design process of engagement with a wide range of key stakeholders. The … Continue reading AQW 3056/22-27 – Biodiversity Strategy

AQW 3073/22-27 – Cost of Industrial Tribunal Case of Dr Tamara Bronckaers

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (i) how much has the decision to appeal the industrial tribunal finding in the case of Dr Tamara Bronckaers cost taxpayers to date; and (ii) how much is it expected to cost once completed. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural … Continue reading AQW 3073/22-27 – Cost of Industrial Tribunal Case of Dr Tamara Bronckaers

AQW 2861/22-27 – Farm Sustainability Payments

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what provision can be made within Farm Sustainability Payments for holdings of less than five hectares where established intense farm activity takes place. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Earlier this year, following a comprehensive consultation exercise, I announced … Continue reading AQW 2861/22-27 – Farm Sustainability Payments

AQW 3055/22-27 – Ammonia Strategy

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to provide an update on the Ammonia Strategy for Northern Ireland. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: My Department has developed a comprehensive Ammonia Strategy which I am currently finalising for publication. The draft Ammonia Strategy will propose a … Continue reading AQW 3055/22-27 – Ammonia Strategy

AQW 2862/22-27 – NI Housing Executive pay dispute

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities what steps she is taking to resolve the pay dispute between the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and the Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance and Unite. Minister for Communities: I have no input into the negotiations or agreement of the pay awards for Housing Executive … Continue reading AQW 2862/22-27 – NI Housing Executive pay dispute

AQW 2894/22-27 – Childcare Strategy consultation

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education for an update on the current timeline for publication of the Childcare Strategy consultation. Minister of Education: I made a Ministerial Statement to Assembly members on 7 September 2022 providing an update on the work to develop an Executive Early Learning and Childcare Strategy. … Continue reading AQW 2894/22-27 – Childcare Strategy consultation

AQW 2895/22-27 – Cost-of-living crisis

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities to outline the immediate measures her Department is considering to mitigate the impact of the cost-of-living crisis. Minister for Communities: The cost-of-living crisis is having major impact, particularly on those who are already struggling financially. I am deeply frustrated that the continued absence of … Continue reading AQW 2895/22-27 – Cost-of-living crisis