Minutes of Proceedings
Date: Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Venue: The Ballroom, Ebrington
The meeting began at 2.34 pm in public session.
As detailed above.
2. Chairperson's Business
Community Relations Council Launch of Young People at Interfaces Research
The Chairperson reminded Members of the Community Relations Council launch of Young People at Interfaces Research in the Long Gallery, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday 18 June 2013.
Meeting with the Victims and Survivors Forum
The Chairperson advised Members of the opportunity to meet with the Victims and Survivors Forum in Parliament Buildings on Thursday 20 June 2013 to be briefed on the work of the Forum.
Agreed: The Committee agreed that one Member from each party would attend the meeting.
The Committee considered an Explanatory Memoranda from the UK Government on a European Commission proposal on promoting free movement of citizens and businesses by simplifying the acceptance of certain public documents in the EU.
Agreed: The Committee agreed to write to the Committee for Finance and Personnel and the Committee for Justice to seek their views on the proposal.
Agreed: The Committee also agreed to seek legal advice from the Assembly's Legal Services on the European Commission proposal and subsidiarity.
Current OFMDFM Committee Invitations
Members noted the list of current invitations.
3. Draft Minutes of the meeting held on 5 June 2013
Agreed: The draft minutes of the proceedings of the 5 June 2013 were agreed by the Committee.
4. Matters Arising
Appointment of Equality and Human Rights Commissioners
The Committee noted a response from the Department in relation to the appointment of Commissioners to the Equality Commission and the Human Rights Commission.
List of Outstanding Issues
Members noted the list of outstanding issues.
Community Relations Council
The Committee considered correspondence from the Community Relations Council providing a copy of its initial views on the Together: Building a United Community document.
Agreed: The Committee agreed that the Clerk would liaise with the Assembly's Community Connect to look at how the Committee can engage on this issue.
Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment
The Committee considered correspondence from the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment to the Department in relation to improving EU communication and information.
Agreed: The Committee agreed to write to the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment to advise that the Committee will revisit this correspondence once the Committee has had the chance to consider the Assembly's report on enhancement of Assembly engagement in EU affairs.
Committee for Employment and Learning
The Committee considered correspondence from the Committee for Employment and Learning in relation to communication with the Barroso Desk Officers.
Agreed: The Committee agreed to write to the Department to seek clarification on the mechanisms for communication with the Barroso Desk Officers.
6. Ilex Urban Regeneration Company
Representatives from Ilex Urban Regeneration Company joined the meeting at 2.44 p.m.
Mr Moutray joined the meeting at 2.52 p.m.
Mr Lyttle joined the meeting at 2.59 p.m.
Mrs Hale left the meeting at 3.01 p.m.
Mr Mel Higgins, Acting Chief Executive, Mr Caoimhin Corrigan, Cultural Broker and Mr Gerard McCleave, Director of Strategy and Regeneration from Ilex Urban Regeneration Company briefed the Committee on the work of Ilex. Questions and discussion followed.
Representatives from Ilex Urban Regeneration Company left the meeting at 3.34 p.m.
7. One Plan and Former Military Sites
Departmental officials joined the meeting at 3.35 p.m.
Mr Moutray left the meeting at 4.08 p.m.
Departmental officials Mr Tim Losty, Ms Judith Brown and Mr Gerry O'Neill briefed the Committee on progress in relation to the One Plan and provided an update in relation to the Shackleton site. Questions and discussion followed.
Agreed: The Committee agreed to write to the Department for Social Development to request an update on the North West Science Park at the Fort George Site.
Departmental officials left the meeting at 4.28 p.m.
8. Forward Work Programme
The Committee noted the draft forward work programme.
9. Any Other Business
10. Date, Time and Location of next meeting
The next meeting will be held in Room 30, Parliament Buildings on Wednesday 19 June 2013 2.00 pm.
The Chairperson adjourned the meeting at 4.29 pm
Mr Mike Nesbitt MLA
Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister