Public Accounts


This Committee has been set up to consider accounts, and reports on accounts laid before the Assembly. The Committee will have the power to send for persons, papers and records and to report from time to time. The Committee Chairperson is Ms Michaela Boyle and the Deputy Chairperson is John Dallat.


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The Public Accounts Committee will next meet on Wednesday 11 March, 2015 at 2.00pm in Room 29, Parliament Buildings, when the Committee will commence in open session to handle Committee Business, correspondence and a memorandum of reply which relates to the inquiry into The Future Impact of Borrowing and Private Finance Commitments and Belfast Metropolitan College's Titanic Quarter PPP Project.

The Committee will then move into closed session to conduct briefing and preparation sessions for the Inquiry into the Cross- border broadband initiative: the Bytel project. The Committee will then consider an Issues Paper on the Inquiry into the Department of Justice: Managing and Protecting Funds Held in Court.

Forthcoming business will be published in the Business Diary.


Contact the Committee

Committee Clerk: Lucia Wilson

Room 371,Parliament Buildings,
Ballymiscaw,Stormont,
Belfast,BT4 3XX

Tel: (028) 9052 1208
Email: pac.committee@niassembly.gov.uk


Report on The Future Impact of Borrowing and Private Finance Commitments and Belfast Metropolitan College’s Titanic Quarter PPP Project

The Public Accounts Committee has questioned whether a major Private Finance Initiative (PFI) project delivered value for money. The Report on The Future Impact of Borrowing and Private Finance Commitments and Belfast Metropolitan College’s Titanic Quarter PPP Project, examines the use of PFI in the development of the Belfast Metropolitan College Titanic project and wider issues around the transparency of PFI projects.


Report on Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service Trust Statement for the year ended 31 March 2013

The Committee recommends that NICTS should put in place a robust system to identify an individual’s ability to pay before a fine is imposed. This would allow the court to consider options at the outset to prevent fine default, including instalment orders, non-monetary supervised activity orders and other measures, such as deductions from earnings or benefits.

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End of Session Report 1 September 2013 - 31 August 2014

You can download the Committee's End of Session report here.

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