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

Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: 05 June 2013

Venue: Senate Chamber, Parliament Buildings

2:07pm The meeting opened in public session.

1. Apologies 

Apologies are listed above

2. Evidence on the inquiry into ‘Department of Finance and Personnel – Collaborative Procurement and Aggregated Demand’ 

The Committee took oral evidence on the above inquiry from:

  • Mr Stephen Peover, Accounting Officer, Department of Finance and Personnel
  • Mr Des Armstrong, Central Procurement Directorate
  • Mr Richard Pengelly, Procurement Board


The witnesses answered a number of questions put by the Committee.

2:12pm Mr Clarke and Mr Girvan entered the meeting

2:49pm Mr Copeland left the meeting

3:12pm Mr Copeland re-entered the meeting

3:27pm Mr Hussey and Mr McQuillan left the meeting

3:28pm Mr McQuillan re-entered the meeting

3:31pm Mr Hussey re-entered the meeting

3:38pm Mr Hussey left the meeting

4:10pm Mr Copeland left the meeting

4:11pm Mr Copeland re-entered the meeting

Agreed: The Committee agreed to request further information from the witnesses.

4:11pm The meeting moved to closed session

3. Minutes of the meeting on 29 May 2013 

Agreed: The minutes of the last meeting were agreed subject to one amendment.

4. Matters arising 

Members noted confirmation of witness attendance at the Committee’s visit to the North West Regional College scheduled for Wednesday 12 June 2013.

5. Correspondence 

Members noted an update from the Audit Office in respect of allegations of malpractice at the North West Regional College.

6. Any other business  


7. Date, time and place of next meeting

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 12 June at 2:00 pm in the 3rd Floor Management Suite, Northland Campus, North West Regional College.

The Chairperson adjourned the meeting at 4.20 pm

Ms Michaela Boyle
Chairperson, Public Accounts Committee
12 June 2013

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