Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Venue: The Senate Chamber

2:04 pm The meeting opened in public session.

1. Apologies

Apologies are listed above.

2. Minutes of the meeting on 7 November 2012

Agreed: The minutes of the last meeting were agreed.

3. Matters Arising

Agreed:  The Committee agreed to consider this item following Agenda Item 4.

4. Evidence on the Northern Ireland Audit Office Report ‘The Safety of Services provided by Health and Social Care Trusts’.

2:08 pm Mr Anderson declared an interest stating that he has family members who are employed by Social Services. 

The Committee took oral evidence on the above report from:

  • Dr Andrew McCormick, Accounting Officer, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS);
  • Dr Paddy Woods, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS); and
  • Ms Julie Thompson, Deputy Secretary, Resource and Performance Management Group, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS).

Agreed: The Committee agreed to request further information from the witnesses.

2:14 pm Mr Girvan entered the meeting.

2:19 pm Mr Girvan left the meeting.

2:28 pm Mr Girvan entered the meeting.

3:13 pm Mr Clarke left the meeting.

3:15 pm Mr Girvan left the meeting.

3:16 pm Mr Clarke and Mr Girvan entered the meeting.

3:19 pm Mr Copeland left the meeting.

3:21 pm Mr Rogers left the meeting.

3:22 pm Mr Anderson left the meeting.

3:24 pm Mr Copeland entered the meeting.

3:26 pm Mr Rogers entered the meeting.

3:44 pm Mr McLaughlin left the meeting.

3:52 pm Mr McLaughlin entered the meeting.

3:59 pm Mr Copeland left the meeting.

4:11 pm Mr Copeland entered the meeting.

4:26 pm Mr Copeland left the meeting.

4:28 pm Mr Clarke left the meeting.

4:39 pm Mr Clarke entered the meeting.

4:49 pm Mr Copeland left the meeting.

The witnesses answered a number of questions put by the Committee.

3. Matters Arising

As the Committee lost quorum, these fall to be considered at the next meeting.

5. Any other business

There was no other business.

6. Date, time and place of next meeting 

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 at 2:00 pm in Room 29, Parliament Buildings.

The Chairperson adjourned the meeting at 5:29 pm.

Ms Michaela Boyle
Chairperson, Public Accounts Committee
21 November 2012.

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