Report on a fact-finding visit to Scotland, October 2013

Committee: Committee for Education

Session: 2013/2014

Date: Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Reference: NIA 143/11-15

ISBN: Only available online

Mandate Report Number: Mandate 2011/15 Fourth Report

Together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report, Minutes of Evidence, and Written Submissions


The Committee for Education is a Statutory Departmental Committee established in accordance with paragraphs 8 and 9 of the Belfast Agreement, Section 29 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and under Assembly Standing Order 46. The Committee has a scrutiny, policy development and consultation role with respect to the Minister of Education and has a role in the initiation of legislation.

The Committee has power to:

  • Consider and advise on Departmental budgets and Annual Plans in the context of the overall budget allocation;
  • Approve relevant secondary legislation and take the Committee Stage of primary legislation;
  • Call for persons and papers;
  • Initiation inquiries and makes reports; and
  • Consider and advise on any matters brought to the Committee by the Minister for Education.


On Wednesday 2 October and Thursday 3 October, Members from the Committee for Education undertook a fact-finding visit to Edinburgh and the surrounding area.

The following Members were in attendance:

  • Mr Mervyn Storey MLA - Chairperson
  • Mr Danny Kinahan MLA - Deputy Chairperson
  • Mr Chris Hazzard MLA - Member
  • Mr Trevor Lunn MLA - Member
  • Mr Seán Rogers MLA - Member


Download the full report here.

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