The Northern Ireland Assembly has been dissolved. The election will take place on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: 28 March 2013

Venue: The Senate Chamber

1. Apologies

The apologies are recorded above.

2. Oral Briefing from Department of Agriculture and Rural Development: Response to the Severe Weather

The following Departmental officials joined the meeting at 10:00 a.m.

Noel Lavery: Permanent Secretary;

Gerry Lavery: Senior Finance Director;

Bert Houston Chief Veterinary Officer; &

Philip Mehaffey: Director of Operations, Rivers Agency.

The officials briefed the Committee and this was followed by a question and answer session.

3. AOB

There was no other business.

4. Date of the next meeting

Agreed: The next meeting of the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development will take place on Tuesday 9 April 2013 at

1.30 p.m. in Room 30, Parliament Buildings.

The meeting adjourned at 11.06 a.m.

Paul Frew, Chairperson, Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development

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