Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: Thursday, 15 November 2007

Venue: Room 152, Parliament Buildings

The meeting opened at 10.02am in public session with the Deputy Chairperson in the chair.

The Chairperson joined the meeting at 10.05am and assumed the chair.

1. Preparation for Minister’s briefing on Draft Budget, Programme for Government and Investment Strategy

The Chairperson advised members on the key issues for the Committee in relation to the Minister’s briefing on the Draft Budget, Programme for Government and Investment Strategy.

2. Briefing on the Draft Budget, Programme for Government and Investment Strategy

The Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Mr Edwin Poots MLA, and the following officials joined the meeting at 10.15am:
Mr Edgar Jardine (Deputy Secretary, Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure)
Mr Colin Jack (Director of Culture)
Mr Mick Cory (Director of Sport, Museums and Recreation Division)

The Minister briefed the Committee on the Draft Budget, Programme for Government and Investment Strategy. This was followed by a question and answer session. The Minister agreed to forward the Committee details of the Department’s historical expenditure in each of its spending lines.

Agreed – the Committee agreed to send a number of questions in writing to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure on the Draft Programme for Government and Draft Public Service Agreements.

3. October monitoring

The following officials joined the meeting at 11.15am:
Mr Anthony Carleton (Director of Corporate Services, Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure)
Mr Michael O’Dowd (Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure)
Ms Deirdre Lundy (Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure)

The officials briefed the Committee on the outcome of October monitoring. This was followed by a question and answer session.

4. Draft minutes of the meeting held on 8 November 2007

Agreed – the draft minutes were agreed.

5. Any Other Business

Agreed – the Committee agreed to extend the deadline for a response from ADSEA to 30 November 2007.

6. Date and time of next meeting

Agreed: The Committee agreed to hold its next meeting on Thursday 22 November 2007 at 10.30am in Room 152, Parliament Buildings.

The Chairperson adjourned the meeting at 12.00pm.

Mr Barry McElduff MLA
Chairperson, Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure
22 November 2007

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