Minutes of Proceedings
Date: 28 September 2011
Venue: St Columb's Park House, Derry/Londonderry
The meeting opened in public session at 3.35 p.m.
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.
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
Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister