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Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Cross-border Healthcare (18 Jun 2024)

Patsy McGlone: Will the Member give way?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Social Housing: Rural Areas (18 Jun 2024)

Patsy McGlone: Minister, what engagement is there between your Department and the Department for Infrastructure on the lack of capacity at NI Water, which is causing paralysis of development in many areas, including social housing?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Lough Neagh Action Plan: Update (17 Jun 2024)

Patsy McGlone: T1. Mr McGlone asked the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for an update on the Lough Neagh action plan that was presented to the Executive on Thursday. (AQT 401/22-27)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Lough Neagh Action Plan: Update (17 Jun 2024)

Patsy McGlone: Thanks, Minister. Will you give us an indication of what the obstacles were to the action plan moving from the Executive on Thursday?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: On-farm Investment (17 Jun 2024)

Patsy McGlone: I thank the Minister for giving way. Can the Minister expand on the direction from the Office for Environmental Protection? If the Department had ignored the direction, what would the implications have been for the Department and any other approvals given on the basis of the standing guidelines used at the NIEA prior and subsequent to the direction? That include the implications for the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: On-farm Investment (17 Jun 2024)

Patsy McGlone: I welcome the motion, and I agree that investment in new and replacement farm buildings is essential in improving agriculture's environmental footprint. However, any valid concerns that the proposers of the motion may have about farm investment and farm income can be lost in their complaint about environmental regulations. Let us be very clear: investment in farms cannot be done regardless of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: On-farm Investment (17 Jun 2024)

Patsy McGlone: — to instruct the Minister to ignore environmental regulations in order to fast-track that investment, which is not the proper way forward. I would welcome clarification from those who tabled the motion —

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: On-farm Investment (17 Jun 2024)

Patsy McGlone: — of what they seek to achieve by that.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council: Agriculture (11 Jun 2024)

Patsy McGlone: Thank you, Minister, for the statement. A lot of areas were covered, and I seek a bit more detail on some of them. You mentioned cooperation on rural development and on sharing information and best practice. Will there be some mechanism for providing us with more detail on those, aside from today's statement, of course? What are the actualities when it comes to cooperation between both...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Identity and Language Bodies: Funding ( 4 Jun 2024)

Patsy McGlone: Cén fáth nár chuir Oifig an Choiste Feidhmiúcháin iarratas caipitil atarlaithe DEL isteach i leith léas na heagraíochta teanga? Nach cinnte gur infheistíocht fhadtéarmach é? [Translation: Why did the Executive Office not submit a recurrent capital DEL bid for the leasehold for the language body? Surely it is a long-term investment.]

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Independent Inquiry into the Alleged Use of Wiretapping of Northern Ireland Journalists ( 4 Jun 2024)

Patsy McGlone: I thank the Member for his intervention. I have attended a number of inquests where that has happened. It is disgusting. That is all that you can say about it. That is why I qualified my remarks at the start for the Alliance Party: if there is any aspect of this where people or the police are being evasive, and where they are seen to be withholding or delaying the release of information, I...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Independent Inquiry into the Alleged Use of Wiretapping of Northern Ireland Journalists ( 4 Jun 2024)

Patsy McGlone: — if the public were sceptical about some parties' declaration of support for a free press.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Independent Inquiry into the Alleged Use of Wiretapping of Northern Ireland Journalists ( 4 Jun 2024)

Patsy McGlone: I, of course, support of the motion, and I will qualify my response to the amendment. A free press is the cornerstone of any democratic society, and that has been repeated on multiple occasions here. It has a vital role in speaking truth to power. Journalists have not only a duty but a legal right to protect their sources. Surveillance of journalists and their sources has a deliberately...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Defective Premises Bill: Second Stage ( 3 Jun 2024)

Patsy McGlone: Will my colleague clarify whether planning permission was approved by the council or a Department, which would have been the Department of the Environment (DOE) at the time?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Health: Vision Statement ( 3 Jun 2024)

Patsy McGlone: With your permission, Mr Deputy Speaker, I convey my sincere sympathies to the Gildernew family on the untimely and sudden loss of Fiachra. Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam. [Translation: May God have mercy on his soul.] First, Minister, I convey my heartiest congratulations on your appointment. Let us hope that it is a productive and fruitful one. Returning to community pharmacy, will you...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget 2024-25 (28 May 2024)

Patsy McGlone: I thank the Member for giving way. Does he accept that any cuts to domiciliary care, difficult though it is at the moment, will result in one thing: increased pressures on the NHS? There will be increased use of contingency beds, more people requiring funding to go into nursing homes and more people, ultimately, winding up back in hospital.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health: GPs: Indemnity Costs (21 May 2024)

Patsy McGlone: Minister, is the financial assistance offered per GP for indemnity on a par with that offered to GPs in the UK?


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