Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2013

Venue: Room 21, Parliament Buildings

The meeting opened at 10.10am in closed session.

Agreed: The Committee agreed to write to the Minister to ask for her assurance that the NIAO recommendations will be fully implemented with an indication of how this will be achieved.

The Committee moved into open session at 10.38am.

1. Apologies

The apologies are noted above.

2. Draft Minutes of the Meeting held on March and 19 March 2013

The Committee agreed the draft minutes of 14 March and 19 March 2013.

3. Matters Arising

The Committee noted the correspondence tracker.

The Committee noted the correspondence from the House of Lords regarding the Explanatory Memorandum regarding European Eel stocks.

Agreed: The Committee agreed to write to Sandy Row to update them on the response from the IABA, regarding the issues which the Committee raised in respect of Sandy Row BC.

Agreed: The Committee agreed to write to the IABA expressing the Committee’s disappointment that their response has taken so long and that they didn’t mention they were handling the UPBC correspondence when they came before the Committee; and to express concern that the setting up of the working group is only happening now and will not report until September at the earliest.

Agreed: The Committee agreed to write to Sport NI to highlight concerns around the governance of the IABA on the basis of the Committee’s experience with them on this issue.

Agreed: The Committee agreed to write to Foras na Gaeiilge for a list of hard copy and online publications funded and how much they receive…

Agreed: The Committee agreed the tabled draft response to the Department following its briefing on Thursday, updating the Committee on its review of the Delivering Tomorrow’s Library framework.

4. Briefing from MAGUS on Consultation on Research and Development Strategy

The following officials joined the meeting at 10.43am:

Chair, Dr Bill Smith; and

Secretary, Brian McTeggart.

The officials briefed the Committee.

Mr Michael McGimpsey joined the meeting at 10.44am..

A question and answer session followed.

Mr Michael McGimpsey left the meeting at 11.27am.

Mr Oliver McMullan left the meeting at 11.30am.

The officials left the meeting at 11.32am.

5. Briefing from PSNI on the Committee’s Investigation into Gaps in Child Protection and Safeguarding across the Culture, Arts and Leisure Remit

The following officials joined the meeting at 11.33am:

Deputy Superintendent, Alan Skelton; and

Chief Inspector, Iain Hall.

The officials briefed the Committee.

Mr Oliver McMullan  rejoined the meeting at 11.35am.

A question and answer session followed.

Mr David Hilditch left the meeting at 11.44am.

The officials left the meeting at 12.20pm.

8. Chairperson’s Business

The Committee noted the invitation tracker.

The Committee noted invitations received.

The Committee lost quorum.

The Committee adjourned at 12.25pm.

Miss Michelle McIlveen MLA
Chairperson, Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure
11 April 2013

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