Public Accounts

This Committee has been set up to consider accounts, and reports on accounts laid before the Assembly. The Committee will have the power to send for persons, papers and records and to report from time to time. The Committee Chairperson is Ms Michaela Boyle and the Deputy Chairperson is John Dallat.

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The Public Accounts Committee will hold its next meeting at 2.00pm on Wednesday 30 April in Room 106, Parliament Buildings.

Forthcoming business will be published in the Business Diary.

Contact the Committee

Committee Clerk: Lucia Wilson

Room 371,Parliament Buildings,
Belfast,BT4 3XX

Tel: (028) 9052 1208

Public Accounts Committee Takes Evidence in its Fire and Rescue Inquiry

The Public Accounts Committee took evidence in its Fire and Rescue Service inquiry on 24 April 2013

The Public Accounts Committee took evidence in its Fire and Rescue Service inquiry on 24 April 2013.

Committee Slates Housing Executive over Management and Accountability Failures

A new report from the Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee has concluded that the Housing Executive failed in its duties to manage and be accountable for services it provided.

The damning report, entitled ‘Management of Response Maintenance Contracts in the Northern Ireland Housing Executive’ was also critical of the Department for Social Development, the Department responsible for overseeing the Housing Executive.

View the report.

View the press release.

Rates Debt Rises To £160 Million

A new Report from the Assembly Public Accounts Committee has raised concerns that the level of rate debt has almost doubled in the last five years rising from £88 million in 2006-07 to £160 million in 2011-12. A further £53 million has been written off since 2008-09.

Speaking at the launch of the report, Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Michaela Boyle MLA, said: “The Committee recognises that the recent recession has made recovering rate debt more difficult. In these challenging economic times, Land & Property Services (LPS) which is responsible for ensuring that rates are collected, must explore all ways to help ratepayers in arrears pay their debt.”

View the report here...

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