Archive Press Releases Session 2015-2016

Committee questions the benefits from Invest to Save schemes
The Assembly Public Accounts Committee today published its report into the Invest to Save schemes which were introduced to fund Departmental projects that would generate significant savings in the 2010 to 2015 budget period. The aim was for funded projects, which would not have been taken forward without the scheme, to have a clear link between the investment made and the savings generated.
Reference: PAC 07/15/16

Date: 18 March 2016

Committee finds serious flaws in NIHE's dealings with private developers
The Public Accounts Committee today has published its report into the Governance of Land and Property in the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE). The Report found serious failings in NIHE's corporate governance regime in relation to a number of individual land disposals between 2004 and 2010.
Reference: PAC 06/15/16

Date: 16 March 2016

Committee finds Department figures for surplus school places don't add up
The Assembly Public Accounts Committee today published its report on the Sustainability of Schools which has found that the calculation of surplus school places just does not add up.
Reference: PAC 05/15/16

Date: 02 March 2016

Northern Ireland Events Company
The Public Accounts Committee, which has published its report today into the now defunct Northern Ireland Events Company (NIEC), has highlighted the appalling level of mismanagement and impropriety which led to a financial deficit of approximately £1.6 million.
Reference: PAC 04/15/16

Date: 24 February 2016

Committee raises concerns over Health Trusts' finances
The Assembly's Public Accounts Committee has voiced serious concerns over the decline in the financial stability of the Health and Social Care (HSC) Trusts in a report published today.
Reference: PAC 03/15/16

Date: 20 January 2016

£8.9 million in grants to housing associations did not result in social housing
The Assembly's Public Accounts Committee has voiced serious concerns over the handling of grants to Housing Associations to purchase land for social housing in a report published today.
Reference: PAC 02/15/16

Date: 21 October 2015

Renewed focus needed to improve public transport says Committee
The Assembly Public Accounts Committee has found that significant improvements could be made in the provision of public transport services here, both by Translink and by the Department of Regional Development.
Reference: PAC 01/15/16

Date: 28 September 2015

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