Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Venue: Devenish Room, Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen

10.31am The meeting commenced in public session

 

1. Apologies

As above.

2. Chairperson’s Business

None  

3. Draft Minutes

Agreed: The Committee agreed the minutes of the meeting of 14th March 2012.

4. Correspondence

Members noted correspondence received.

Agreed: The Committee considered correspondence from the Clerk to the Committee for the Environment in relation to the Northern Ireland chapter of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment, and agreed to forward the correspondence to the Department for comment.

The Committee noted correspondence from the Department in relation to public drinking water enforcement and prosecution policy.

Agreed: The Committee noted an update from IMTAC in relation to improving travel information for older people and people with disabilities and agreed to write to Translink in relation to the publication of timetables in alternative formats.

The Committee noted correspondence from Translink in relation to the renaming of Bridge End Train Station to Titanic Quarter Station.

5. Northern Ireland Water Briefing – Water Resource Management Plan

10.35am The following Representatives joined the meeting:

Trevor Haslett – Interim Chief Executive

Martin McIlwaine – Head of Asset Management

Sean Hogan – Chairperson of Northern Ireland Water

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

10.48am Mr McCrea joined the meeting

11.02am Mr Ó hOisín joined the meeting

11.18am The Representatives left the meeting

6. Departmental Briefing – Conduct in bus stations 

11.19am The following Officials joined the meeting:

Brian White – Director of Ports and Public Transport

Garry McKenna – Head of Policy and Legislation Branch

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

11.32am The Officials left the meeting

7. Inquiry Options for the Forward Work Programme 

The Clerk briefed the Committee on inquiry options for the forward work programme.

Agreed: It was agreed that the Committee Clerk would bring a terms of reference for an inquiry into the better use of public and community sector funds for the delivery of transport options, to a future meeting.

8. Visit to Killyhevlin Water Treatment Works

Members noted information on the Committee’s visit to the Killyhevlin Water Treatment Works.

9. Any other business

The Clerk to the Committee updated Members on the agenda for the Committee’s visit to Brussels.

The Committee moved to closed session to consider matters relating to Northern Ireland Water.

11.39am The Committee moved to closed session

10. Date of the next meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be Wednesday 28th March 2012 at 10.30am in Room 21, Parliament Buildings.

12.02pm The meeting was adjourned

Mr Pat Doherty MLA
Deputy Chairperson, Committee for Regional Development
28th March 2012

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