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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: 09 June 2009

Venue: Room 152

The meeting commenced at 1.31pm in Open Session

1. Apologies

As above.

2. Minutes

The Committee agreed the Minutes of the meeting of 26 May 2009.

3. Minutes

The Committee agreed the Minutes of the meeting of 1 June 2009.

4. Matters arising

(a) Correspondence issued

The Committee noted the correspondence issued since the meeting of 1 June 2009.

(b) Correspondence received

The Committee noted the correspondence received since the meeting of 1 June 2009.

(c) Correspondence tabled

The Committee noted the correspondence tabled at the meeting.

Thomas Burns entered the meeting at 1.35pm
Trevor Clarke entered the meeting at 1.38pm

5. Presentation – DARD – Rural Champion

Keith Morrison, Zita Murphy and Roy Griffin, departmental officials, joined the meeting at 1.45pm and made a presentation regarding the Rural Champion scheme. Following the presentation, Members put questions.

PJ Bradley entered the meeting at 1.44pm
Thomas Burns left the meeting at 1.51pm

The officials left the meeting at 2.26pm

6. Presentation – DARD – June Monitoring

John Smith, departmental official, joined the meeting at 2.28pm and presented to Committee in respect of the June Monitoring Round. Following the presentation, Members put questions.

Francie Molloy left the meeting at 2.33pm
Francie Molloy rejoined the meeting at 2.34pm
Pat Doherty left the meeting at 2.35pm
Pat Doherty rejoined the meeting at 2.39pm
Willie Clarke left the meeting at 2.39pm
Willie Clarke rejoined the meeting at 2.41pm

The official left the meeting at 2.53pm

7. Presentation – DARD – SL1 – Foyle Area and Carlingford Area (Conservation of Eels) Regulations 2009 & SL1 – Foyle Area and Carlingford Area (Angling) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

Paul Moore, DARD and John McCartney, Loughs Agency, joined the meeting at 2.54pm and presented to the Committee in respect of the proposed SL1s. Following the presentation, Members put questions. It was agreed that both pieces of above legislation should move on to the next stage.

Tom Elliott left the meeting at 3.04pm

The officials left the meeting at 3.06pm

Thomas Burns rejoined the meeting at 3.06pm
Thomas Burns left the meeting at 3.07pm
Pat Doherty left the meeting at 3.08pm

8. Presentation – DARD – The Horses (Zootechnical Standards) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2009

Seamus Hughes and Jonathan McAdams, departmental officials, joined the meeting at 3.07pm and presented to the Committee in respect of the proposed regulations. Following the presentation, Members put questions. Members agreed to defer the matter until the next meeting to allow for input from industry representatives.

Pat Doherty rejoined the meeting at 3.10pm
George Irwin left the meeting at 3.11pm

Officials left the meeting at 3.15pm

9. Pre-consultation – Loughs Agency Regulations

The Committee agreed that officials should present to Committee when a detailed analysis of responses has been undertaken.

Francie Molloy left the meeting at 3.16pm

10. SL1 – Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

The Committee noted the above mentioned legislation should proceed to the next stage.

11. Future Presentations

The Committee Clerk briefed Members on the future business of the Committee. It was agreed to proceed as proposed.

12. AOB

The Committee noted the upcoming visit to Moypark, Dungannon on Thursday 11 June 2009.

13. Date of the next meeting

The next Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday 16 June 2009 at 1.30pm in Room 21, Parliament Buildings.

The meeting was adjourned at 3.18pm.

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