Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: 15 January 2013

Venue: Room 144

The meeting commenced at 1.37 pm in private session

1. Apologies

Apologies are detailed above.

2. Chairpersons Business

There was no Chairpersons Business.

3. Draft Minutes of the meeting of 14th January 2013

Agreed: The draft minutes of the meeting held on 14th January 2013 were agreed by the Committee.

4. Matters Arising

There were no matters arising

5. Consideration of Draft Report

Members considered the first draft of their Report which was tabled due to the need to produce the first draft of the report within a short timeframe. Members went on to discuss the suggestion to agree elements of the report in principle at the meeting but to allow Members time to fully consider the contents and return to any major issues they may have later.

Agreed: The Committee agreed that parts of the report could be agreed in principle, while allowing Members until the close of business on Thursday to put forward any amendments they would like to include in their consideration of the final report on Monday 21 January 2013.

The Committee considered the content of the draft report:

Caitríona Ruane joined the meeting at 1.50pm

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraphs 1-4.

Agreed: The Committee agreed to consider paragraph 5 at the final report stage.

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraph 6.

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraph 7.

Bronwyn McGahan left the meeting at 2.06pm

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraphs 8-9.

Peter Weir left the meeting at 2.14pm

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraph 10 as amended. Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraphs 11-15.

Peter Weir re-joined the meeting at 2.27pm

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraphs 16-20.

Bronwyn McGahan re-joined the meeting at 2.30pm

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraphs 21-23.

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraphs 24-26.

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraphs 27-28.

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraph 29 as amended.

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraphs 30-31.

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraphs 32-34.

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraph 35.

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraphs 36-37 as amended.

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle to the removal of paragraph 38.

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraph 39.

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraph 40 as amended.

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraphs 41-43.

Paula Bradley left the meeting at 2.46pm

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraphs 44-46.

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraph 47 as amended.

Agreed: The Committee agreed in principle the content of paragraph 48.

6. Forward Work Programme

Noted: Members noted the Committees Forward Work Programme.

7. Any Other Business

There was no other business.

8. Date, time and place of next meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on Monday, 21st January 2013 in Room 29 at 2.30pm.

The Chairperson adjourned the meeting at 2.55pm.

Mr Trevor Lunn MLA
Chairperson, Ad Hoc Committee on Conformity of Equalities Requirements, Welfare Reform Bill
Tuesday 21st January 2013

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