AQW 19865/17-22 – Support for Beekeepers

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to detail the support his Department provides to beekeepers. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: My Department recently launched two new initiatives in Northern Ireland aimed at protecting all pollinators, including honeybees. The UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme and All-Ireland … Continue reading AQW 19865/17-22 – Support for Beekeepers

AQW 15829/17-22 – Coronavirus Restrictions Business Support Scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy, given the current restrictions on opening of businesses and premises, for her assessment of the practice of allowing three working days to collect additional supporting evidence and lodge an appeal against a decision on eligibility to the Coronavirus Restrictions Business Support Scheme. Minister … Continue reading AQW 15829/17-22 – Coronavirus Restrictions Business Support Scheme

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

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

McGlone: Minister has missed opportunity to set out vision for future of farming

SDLP Agriculture Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has branded statutory rules introduced by the AERA Minister today as a ‘missed opportunity’ to set out a bold new vision for farming and rural communities. The Mid Ulster MLA said that Brexit has already cost farming communities £50m in loss of Rural Development and Bovine TD eradication funds. … Continue reading McGlone: Minister has missed opportunity to set out vision for future of farming

AQW 13306/17-22 – Mental Health Support during COVID-19 Lockdown

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what additional mental health support is being provided to help people cope with COVID-19 lockdown. Minister of Health: I am fully aware of the impact lockdown has had on people’s mental health, especially those already suffering from mental illness during Covid-19 restrictions. Since the … Continue reading AQW 13306/17-22 – Mental Health Support during COVID-19 Lockdown

AQW 11136/17-22 – COVID-19 Restrictions Business Support Schemes

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy when Self Assessed HMRC tax returns will be accepted as proof of income in applications to COVID-19 Restrictions Business Support Schemes. [Priority Written] Minister for the Economy: Official HMRC correspondence has always been accepted as suitable evidence in support of CRBSS applications, such … Continue reading AQW 11136/17-22 – COVID-19 Restrictions Business Support Schemes