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

Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: 10 May 2012

Venue: Room 21, Parliament Buildings

The meeting opened at 10.35am.

1. Apologies

The apologies are noted above.

2. Draft Minutes of Meetings held on 03 May 2012

The Committee agreed the minutes of 03 May 2012.

3. Matters Arising        

Agreed: The Committee agreed: to seek an update from the Arts Council regarding the outcome to the independent review following its decision not to provide core funding to Northern Visions, once available; and to forward to Northern Visions correspondence it had considered from the Department, Arts Council and NI Screen on this matter. 

The Committee noted: correspondence from the Department on the additional funding allocated to the World Police and Fire Games and UK City of Culture projects; and that both organisations were scheduled to brief the Committee in June.

Agreed: The Committee agreed to request clarification on the nature of PSNI’s contribution to the World Police and Fire Games.

4. Briefing from DCAL regarding Regional Stadiums Development Programme

The following official joined the meeting at 10.40am:

DCAL’s Director of Sport and Stadiums, Mr Colin Watson.

The official briefed the Committee.

A question and answer session followed.

The official left the meeting at 11.04am.

Agreed: The Committee agreed: to write to the Department to request a copy of the Gantt Chart outlining timescales for the stadiums project; and to request that the newly appointed Programme Director brief the Committee at a later date with Departmental Officials. 

5. Correspondence

Agreed: The Committee agreed to move into closed session.

The meeting moved into closed session at 11.06am.

The Committee noted correspondence from the Department on the legal title of assets. 

The meeting moved into open session at 11.08am.

Agreed: The Committee agreed to ask the Department to keep it informed of timescales for all relevant consultations.  

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Department of Finance and Personnel regarding the role of PEDU in Programme for Government monitoring.

The Committee noted Arts Ekta’s Annual Report 2010-2011.

6. Chairperson’s Business

The Committee noted the invitations received.

7. Forward Work Programme

The Committee agreed the changes to the forward work programme.

8. Any other business

There was no other business.

9. Date and Time of Next Meeting           

The next meeting of the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure will take place on Thursday 17 May 2012 at 10.30am in Room 21, Parliament Buildings.

The Chairperson adjourned the meeting at 11.14am.

Miss Michelle McIlveen MLA
Chairperson, Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure
17 May 2012

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