Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: 09 February 2012

Venue: Room 21, Parliament Buildings

The meeting opened in closed session at 10.35am.

Agreed: The Committee agreed to write to the Ulster Angling Federation following its presentation to the Committee on 12 January 2012.

The meeting moved into open session at 10.37am.

1.         Apologies

The apologies are noted above.

2.         Draft Minutes of Meeting held on 02 February 2012

The Committee agreed the minutes of 02 February 2012.

3.         Matters Arising

Agreed: The Committee agreed to forward the correspondence from the Department regarding rugby coaching for juniors onto: the Committee for Education; Ulster Rugby; and the Chairman of the All Party Group on Rugby.

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Minister of the Environment regarding planning led archaeology.

The Committee noted the tabled briefing notes from National Museums Northern Ireland’s following its briefing to the Committee on 2 February 2012.

Agreed: The Committee agreed: to write to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure regarding the legislative changes required to amend Waterways Ireland’s remit; and to forward the Minister’s correspondence onto the Newry / Portadown Branch of Inland Waterways Association.

4.         Committee Inquiry into Maximising the Potential of the Creative Industries

a.        Briefing from Belfast City Council on its Response to the Creative Industries Inquiry

The following official joined the meeting at 10.44am:

Creative Industries Officer, Mr Brendan McGoran.

The official briefed the Committee.

Mr William Irwin joined the meeting at 10.57am.

A question and answer session followed.

The official left the meeting at 11.38am.

Mr Dominic Bradley left the meeting at 11.38am.

b.   Briefing from Craft NI on its Response to the Creative Industries Inquiry

The following official joined the meeting at 11.39am:

Director, Mr Joe Kelly.

The official briefed the Committee.

Mr Dominic Bradley rejoined the meeting at 11.43am.

A question and answer session followed.           

Mr Oliver McMullan joined the meeting at 11.55am. 

Mr Robin Swann left the meeting at 11.56am.

The officials left the meeting at 12.08pm.

The meeting was suspended at 12.09pm.

Mr David Hilditch left the meeting at 12.09pm.

Mr Pat Sheehan left the meeting at 12.09pm.

Mrs Karen McKevitt left the meeting at 12.09pm.

Mr Oliver McMullan left the meeting at 12.12pm.

Mr Robin Swann rejoined the meeting at 12.12pm.

Mr Pat Sheehan rejoined the meeting at 12.12pm.

The meeting was resumed in open session at 12.13pm.

5.         Briefing on Implementation of Museums Policy

The following officials joined the meeting at 12.14pm:

Director of Sport, Museums and Recreation, DCAL, Mr Mick Cory;

Director of Northern Ireland Museums Council, Mr Chris Bailey; and

Director of Collections and Interpretation, National Museums Northern Ireland, Dr Jim McGreevy.

The officials briefed the Committee.

Mr Oliver McMullan rejoined the meeting at 12.16pm.

Mr David Hilditch rejoined the meeting at 12.25pm.

A question and answer session followed.

Agreed: The Committee agreed to request of copy of the Arm’s Length Bodies’ Business Plans outlining expected spend against the strategic pillars within Programme for Government, once available. 

The officials left the meeting at 12.48pm.

Mr Pat Sheehan left the meeting at 12.48pm

6.         DCAL Briefing on Evaluation of Creative Industries Innovation Fund

The following official joined the meeting at 12.50pm:

Head of Creativity, Mr Stephen McGowan.

The official briefed the Committee.

Mr David Hiditch left the meeting at 12.55pm.

Mr Pat Sheehan rejoined the meeting at 12.56pm.

Mr Pat Sheehan left the meeting at 12.58pm.

A question and answer session followed.

The official left the meeting at 1.10pm.

7.         Correspondence

Agreed: The Committee agreed to consider at next week’s meeting a draft response to OFMDFM’s paper on Draft European Priorities for 2012-13.

8.         Chairperson’s Business

The Chairperson provided an update to the Committee of her meeting on 2 February 2012 with the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure.

Agreed: The Committee agreed to schedule a briefing from the Ulster Provincial Boxing Council on 29 March 2012.

The invitations received by Committee Members were noted.

Agreed: The Committee agreed to schedule a briefing from Success through STEM onto the forward work programme.

9.         Forward Work Programme

Agreed: The Committee agreed proposed changes to the Forward Work Programme.

Agreed: The Committee agreed that the following briefings should be covered by Hansard at next week’s meeting: Wild Sea and Salmon Fisheries Association; and the Department on salmon and angling matters.

10.       Any other business

There was no other business.

11.       Date and Time of Next Meeting       

The next meeting of the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure will take place on Thursday 16 February 2012 at 10.30am in the Point Boardroom, W5.

The Chairperson adjourned the meeting at 1.14pm.

Miss Michelle McIlveen MLA
Chairperson, Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure
16 February 2012

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