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 MLA and the Deputy Chairperson is John Dallat MLA.

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The Public Accounts Commitee will next meet on Wednesday 2 December 2015 at 2pm in Room 29.

At this meeting the Committee will consider it's draft report on the Inquiry into the Northern Ireland Events Company.

 Forthcoming business will be published in the Business Diary.

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Committee Clerk: Lucia Wilson

Room 371,Parliament Buildings,
Belfast,BT4 3XX

Tel: (028) 9052 1208

Report on Department for Social Development – Advanced Land Purchases

The Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) has reported for a number of years on his significant concerns on matters relating to Housing Associations. The Committee noted that in the last few years there has been a general improvement in the results of the regulatory inspections carried out by the Department for Social Development (DSD) and this improvement has been driven, at least in part, by the Department.

Notwithstanding this overall improvement, the Committee was deeply concerned by the handling of issues that arose in two particular schemes. These two schemes received Advanced Land Purchase (ALP) grants totalling £8.9 million from the Department but no social housing was ever actually built in the schemes.

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End of Session Report 2014-15

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

Report on DRD: The Effectiveness of Public Transport in Northern Ireland

The Assembly Public Accounts Committee has found that significant improvements could be made in the provision of public transport services here, both by Translink and by the Department of Regional Development.

The Committee’s findings follow a recent review into the effectiveness of local public transport which makes a number of recommendations aimed at developing and improving the service for local people.

Cross-Border Broadband Initiative: the Bytel project

Members of the Public Accounts Committee are pictured with Members of the Oireachtas Committee for Public Accounts who joined them for a briefing from the Comptroller and Auditor Generals North and South (also pictured) on 04/03/2015.  The briefing was on the Cross-Border Broadband Initiative: the Bytel project, which is due to be reported on by both Committees

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