Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: Wednesday, 05 December 2012

Venue: Room 21

10.36am The meeting commenced in closed session

5. Water & Sewerage Services Amendment Bill

The Committee received a briefing and advice from the Bill Clerk Roisin Kelly.

10.39am Mr McNarry joined the meeting

10.44am The meeting commenced in open session

1. Apologies

As above.

2. Chairperson’s Business

None.

3. Draft Minutes

Agreed: The Committee agreed the minutes of the meeting of 28th November 2012.

4. Correspondence

Members noted the correspondence received.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Department in relation to Translink Procurement Procedures.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Department in relation to queries regarding the Utility Regulator Briefing.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Department in relation to Mr McAlpine, Bachelors Walk, Lisburn.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Department in relation to Transport NI.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Department in relation to the Abercorn Bridge, Newtownstewart.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Department in relation to high speed rail links in Northern Ireland.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Department in relation to application Limavady Borough Council in regarding Motorways of the Sea and Marco Polo.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Department in relation to delivering a prosperity process: opportunities in North/South public services.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Florence Herbert in relation to a Penalty Charge Notice and agreed to forward to the Department for comment.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the relating to Agenda Item 6 on Cost and Performance.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister regarding the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Review on the Balance of Competences and agreed to forward to the Department for comment.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Committee for the Environment regarding the Drinking Water Inspectorate’s 2011 Annual Report and agreed to forward to the Department for comment.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Committee for Finance and Personnel regarding NI Water equal pay.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Department regarding the Report on Strategic Review of Strangford Ferry.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Department regarding Magilligan to Greencastle ferry service – Discussions with Republic of Ireland.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Department regarding Magilligan to Greencastle ferry service – Revision of Roads Order to allow subvention.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Department regarding flooding on 27th and 28th June 2012.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from Timo Gedlich asking for copies of a Departmental presentation and agreed to forward the presentations to Mr Gedlich.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety regarding the Inquiry into the Better Use of Public and Community Sector Funds for the Delivery of Bus Transport Options.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Department regarding the Engage with Age briefing.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust regarding the Inquiry into the Better Use of Public and Community Sector Funds for the Delivery of Bus Transport Options.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust regarding the Inquiry into the Better Use of Public and Community Sector Funds for the Delivery of Bus Transport Options.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from Omagh District Council regarding Shop Mobility.

10.42am Mr Easton joined the meeting

6. Utility Regulator Briefing:  Cost & Performance Report

10.48am The following Officials joined the meeting:

Shane Lynch – Chief Executive

Jo Aston – Director of Water Regulation

The Officials presented to the Committee in respect of the above. Following the presentation, Members put questions.

11.17am Mr Easton left the meeting

11.22am Mr Easton rejoined the meeting

11.30am Mr McNarry left the meeting

11.32am The Officials left the meeting

7. Translink Briefing: Health and Safety 

11.33am The following Officials joined the meeting:

Ciaran Rogan – Marketing Executive

Philip O’Neill – Chief Operating Officer

Granville Lavin – Group Safety, Health and Environment Manager

The Officials presented to the Committee in respect of the above. Following the presentation, Members put questions.

11.44am Mr Dickson left the meeting

11.48am Mr Dickson rejoined the meeting

11.54am Mr McNarry rejoined the meeting

12.00pm Mr Easton left the meeting

12.06pm Mrs Kelly left the meeting

12.13pm The Officials left the meeting

8. Forward Work Programme

Members noted the forward work programme for December – January. Members were advised of the proposed dates to receive briefings from stakeholders on the Water & Sewerage Services Amendment Bill and the Inquiry into the Better Use of Public and Community Sector Funds for the Delivery of Bus Transport Options.

9. Any Other Business

NONE.

10. Date of the next meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be Wednesday 12th December 2012 at 9.00am in the Adelaide Tran Facility.

12.15pm The meeting was adjourned.

Mr Sean Lynch MLA
Deputy Chairperson, Committee for Regional Development
12/12/12

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