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

Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: 28 September 2011

Venue: St Columb's Park House, Derry/Londonderry

The meeting opened in public session at 3.35 p.m.

1. Apologies

As above.

2. Draft minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2011

Agreed: The draft minutes of proceedings of 21 September 2011 was agreed by the Committee.

3. Matters Arising

List of Outstanding Issues

The Committee noted the list of outstanding issues.

4. Correspondence

Committee for the Environment

The Committee considered items of correspondence from the Committee for the Environment in relation to reducing energy use and in relation to the North South Freight Forum .

Agreed: The Committee agreed to forward correspondence from the Committee for committee for the Environment to the Department.

Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Agreed: The Committee agreed to forward correspondence from the Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety regarding music therapy to the Department.

Consular Association of Northern Ireland

The Committee considered correspondence from the Consular Association of Northern Ireland requesting a preliminary meeting to discuss a number of issues.

Agreed: The Committee agreed that the Clerk would initially meet with the Consular Association of Northern Ireland.

Voice of Young People in Care

The Committee considered an invite from the Voice of Young People in Care to attend an event it is holding on Wednesday 26 October. Members agreed to contact the Committee Office if they wished to attend.

North/South Parliamentary Forum

The Committee noted correspondence from the Speaker concerning the meeting of the North/South Parliamentary Forum taking place in Parliament Buildings on Thursday 29 September 2011.

The Committee also noted the following items of correspondence:

Invite to Money for Life NI Stakeholder Event

Equality Scheme for the Department

Investment Strategy for Northern Ireland Investing Activity Report - September

5. October Monitoring Round Proposals

Departmental officials joined the meeting at 3.37 p.m.

Mr Noel Lavery and Mr Colin Jack briefed the Committee on the Department’s October Monitoring Round Proposals. A question and answer session followed.

Departmental officials left the meeting at 4.06 p.m.

6. Press Releases

The Committee noted a number of press releases.

7. Any Other Business

Launch of the Consultation on the Social Investment Fund

Agreed: The Committee agreed to write to the First Minister and Acting deputy First Minister to request further information in relation to Monday’s launch of the Department’s consultation on the Social Investment Fund.

8. Date, time and place of next meeting

The next meeting will be in Room 30, Parliament Buildings on Wednesday 5 October 2011 at 2 p.m.

The Chairperson adjourned the meeting at 4.07 p.m.

Mr Chris Lyttle MLA
Deputy Chairperson,
Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

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