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

Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: 09 May 2012

Venue: The Senate Chamber

2:00 pm The meeting opened in public session.

1.  Apologies

Apologies are listed above.

2. Minutes of the meeting on 2 May 2012

Agreed: The minutes of the last meeting were agreed. 

3. Matters Arising

Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission

The Committee were briefed by Mr Kieran Donnelly, Comptroller and Auditor General on his report on the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission’s grant account for 2010 – 2011.

Agreed:  The Committee agreed to notify the Committee for Justice that it had received an initial briefing and it was open to that Committee to give the issue further consideration.

2:11 pm Mr Copeland entered the meeting.

4. Briefing on the NIAO Report on ‘Safeguarding Northern Ireland’s Listed Buildings’

Mr Kieran Donnelly, Comptroller and Auditor General; Mr Eddie Bradley, Assistant Auditor General; and Ms Ursula Moyna, Audit Manager; briefed the Committee on the report.

2:17 pm The meeting went into closed session after the C&AG’s initial remarks.

2:43 pm Mr Girvan entered the meeting.

2:45 pm Mr McLaughlin entered the meeting.

The witnesses answered a number of questions put by members.

5. Any other business

There was no other business.

6. Date, time and place of next meeting

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Senate Chamber, Parliament Buildings.

The Chairperson adjourned the meeting at 2:50 pm.

Mr Paul Maskey MP
Chairperson, Public Accounts Committee
23 May 2012

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