Media Operational Notice

Assembly Committees Make Joint Visit to UK City of Culture

Session: 2013/2014

Date: Tuesday, 01 October 2013

Five Northern Ireland Assembly Committees are to visit the City of Culture on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 October 2013. The Committees will hold a series of meetings, visits and events across the City

Details for Committee meetings/visits are as follows: 

Wednesday 2 Oct
7.00pm – 9.00pm
The Shirt Factory
Patrick Street
Derry ~Londonderry




Committee/Event details

Reception hosted by the Chair of the Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee.

The Theme of this event is ‘Change and Renewal’. Derry ~Londonderry’s changing economy will be reflected through a series of talks/exhibitions on the city’s history of textile production to its future in the digital media industry.

Thursday 3 Oct 10.00am
Martha Magee Room (Main Building)University of Ulster, Magee campus, Northland Road

Committee for Environment

  • Departmental briefing on the Carrier Bags Bill. 

Full agenda is available here 


Recital Room
Foyle Arts Building, University of Ulster, Magee campus, Northland Road

 Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure

  • Departmental briefing on the progress of UK City of Culture.
  • Departmental briefing on Stimulating Support for the Creative Economy and Social Innovation.

Full agenda is available here 

Great Hall
Magee College
Committee Engagement Event:
An opportunity for all Committees to meet with key stakeholders from the local community.

The Café
Foyle Arts Building University of Ulster Magee Campus Northland Road


 Committee for Social Development

  • Departmental briefing on Pavement Cafés Bill
  • Departmental briefing on Fuel Poverty - progress of thematic sub groups.
  • Departmental briefing on Empty Homes Strategy.
  • Briefing by Unite the Union on NIHE Response Maintenance Contracts

Full agenda is available here 


Martha Magee Room (Main Building) University of Ulster, Magee campus, Northland Road

 Committee for Justice

  • SL1: ‘Publicly Funded Representation in the Civil and Family Courts and Forecasting of Legal Aid Costs’.
  • Revised Draft Strategy ‘Reducing Offending Among Women 2013 - 2016.
  • Public Service Pensions Bill
  • Financial Provisions Bill 2013.


Full agenda is available here 


 Committee for Agriculture:

The Agriculture and Rural Development Committee will undertake a three sites visit as detailed below:


Loughs Agency, 22 Victoria Road

Visit to Loughs Agency HQ.
Orchard House
40 Foyle Street
Visit to DARD Single Farm Payment Centre.
Shackleton Barracks, Ballykelly
Visit to the proposed DARD Headquarters site at Ballykelly.

Media opportunities:
Media are welcome to attend all NI Assembly Committee meetings and activities and there will be opportunities for interviews, filming and photography.  

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