In a BBC NI Spotlight programme, which aired on 3 July 2013, allegations were made of wrongful political interference in the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, potential breaches of the Ministerial Code of Conduct and misleading the Assembly and the Committee for Social Development.
The Minister appeared before the Committee on 4 July 2013 to respond to these allegations. At the start of the meeting the Committee agreed to hold an inquiry, subject to advice from the Assembly’s Legal Services about how that inquiry might be conducted, its terms of reference, scope and so on.
The Committee subsequently agreed Terms of Reference for its inquiry on 3 October 2013 and a methodology to underpin the way forward on 10 October 2013.
The Committee published its report on the 23 July 2014.
Minutes of Evidence
3 October 2013 - Terms of Reference
14 November 2013 - Briefing by JH Turkington
14 November 2013 - Briefing from DSD and NIHE
21 November 2013 - Briefing from Glass and Glazing Federation
12 December 2013 - Briefing by the Minister for Social Development
9 January 2014 - Briefing by Barbara McConaghie
9 January 2014 - Briefing by Stephen Brimstone
9 January 2014 - Briefing by Will Haire
13 March 2014 - Briefing by the Minister for Social Development
3 April 2014 - Briefing by the Minister for Social Development
3 April 2014 - Briefing by Stephen Brimstone
3 April 2014 - Briefing by Will Haire
3 April 2014 - Briefing by Turkington Holdings Ltd
8 May 2014 - Briefing from the Northern Ireland Housing Executive
8 May 2014 - Briefing from the Department for Social Development
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