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

McGlone Welcomes Constructive Meeting with UFU and Irish Minister

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed a constructive virtual discussion between representatives of the Ulster Famers’ Union (UFU) and Irish Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue. The online meeting, which was facilitated by the Mid Ulster MLA, involved UFU office bearers, chief executive and beef and lamb policy officer and took place at the … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Constructive Meeting with UFU and Irish Minister

AQW 8741/17-22 – Student Rent COVID-19

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities what support is available to students to offset rent for accommodation they are not using due to COVID-19 restrictions. Minister for Communities: The main source of support for students facing genuine financial hardship is the Department for Economy led Student Hardship Fund which is … Continue reading AQW 8741/17-22 – Student Rent COVID-19

AQW 7910/17-22 – Cultural Recovery Package

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities when applications can be made for support under the £29 million package allocated for cultural recovery. [Priority Written] Minister for Communities: The £29m allocation from the Executive is in addition to the £5.5m Creative Support Fund previously established by the Department of which, to … Continue reading AQW 7910/17-22 – Cultural Recovery Package

AQW 7529/17-22 – Support package for arts and culture

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance what measures have been taken to allocate the £33 million support package for arts and culture. [Priority Written] Minister of Finance: At the Executive meeting on 24th September 2020, the Executive agreed to allocate £29 million to DfC for cultural recovery. Given that the … Continue reading AQW 7529/17-22 – Support package for arts and culture

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

AQW 3861/17-22 – Support for self-employed people

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, what support her Department will make available to self-employed people. [Priority Written] Minister for the Economy: The Department launched the Small Business Support Grant scheme on 26 March 2020 which remained open to 20 May 2020. Self-employed … Continue reading AQW 3861/17-22 – Support for self-employed people