Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Venue: The Senate Chamber

2:14 pm The meeting opened in public session.

1. Apologies
Apologies are listed above.

2. Minutes of the meeting on 17 October 2012
Agreed: The minutes of the last meeting were agreed subject to an amendment relating to an interest declared by Mr Anderson.

3. Matters Arising
Inquiry on 'NIHE Management of Response Maintenance Contracts'

Agreed: The Committee agreed to consider this item in closed session.

4. Evidence on the Northern Ireland Audit Office Report 'Statement of Rate Levy and Collection 2009-10 and 2010-11'.

2:32 pm Mr Clarke declared an interest stating that he is a member of Antrim Borough Council.

2:34 pm Mr McLaughlin left the meeting.

The Committee took oral evidence on the above report from:

  • Mr Stephen Peover, Accounting Officer, Department of Finance and Personnel (DFP);
  • Mr John Wilkinson, Chief Executive, Land and Property Services (LPS);
  • Mr Alan Brontë, Director of Mapping and Valuation, Land and Property Services (LPS); and
  • Ms Patricia McAuley, Director of Revenue and Benefits, Land and Property Services (LPS).

 

2:32 pm Mr Clarke declared an interest stating that he is a member of Antrim Borough Council.
2:34 pm Mr McLaughlin left the meeting.
2:35 pm Mr Clarke declared an interest stating that is a sole trader.
2:36 pm Mr McLaughlin entered the meeting.
2:53 pm Mr Hussey declared an interest stating that he had previously received a summons for outstanding rates which later transpired to be an error.
2:55 pm Mr Copeland left the meeting.
3:01 pm Mr Rogers left the meeting.
3:02 pm Mr Copeland entered the meeting.
3:14 pm Mr Hussey left the meeting.
3:26 pm Mr Copeland left the meeting.
3:42 pm Mr Girvan left the meeting.
3:47 pm Mr Girvan entered the meeting.
3:52 pm Mr Rogers entered the meeting.
3:57 pm Mr Clarke left the meeting.
4:05 pm Mr Clarke entered the meeting.
4:20 pm Mr Girvan and Mr McKay left the meeting.
4:29 pm Mr Anderson left the meeting.
4:31 pm Mr McKay entered the meeting.
4:33 pm Mr McLaughlin left the meeting.
4:37 pm Mr Girvan entered the meeting.
4:37 pm Mr McKay left the meeting.
4:45 pm Mr McQuillan left the meeting.
4:47 pm Mr McQuillan entered the meeting.
4:49 pm Mr McQuillan left the meeting.
4:56 pm Mr McQuillan entered the meeting.
5:02 pm Mr Girvan left the meeting.
5:07 pm Mr Girvan entered the meeting.

The witnesses answered a number of questions put by the Committee.
Agreed: The Committee agreed to request further information from the witnesses.

5:15 pm The meeting went into closed session.
5:15 pm Mr Rogers left the meeting.

3. Matters Arising

Inquiry on 'NIHE Management of Response Maintenance Contracts'

The Committee considered an options paper setting out the options available to it in relation to its ongoing inquiry on 'NIHE Management of Response Management Contracts'.

5:16 pm Mr Rogers entered the meeting.

Agreed: The Committee agreed to write to the individuals detailed in the paper seeking additional supporting information to it and to consider on the basis of the response received whether to have another evidence session.

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, 7 November 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Senate Chamber, Parliament Buildings.
The Chairperson adjourned the meeting at 5:29 pm.

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

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