The Northern Ireland Assembly is in Recess. The Business Committee will meet on the 1st of September and the First Plenary Sitting is the 7th of September.

Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: 12 December 2012

Venue: Adelaide Train Maintenance Facility

9.15am The meeting commenced in public session

1. Apologies

As above.

2. Chairperson’s Business


3. Draft Minutes                      

Agreed: The Committee agreed the minutes of the meeting of 5th December 2012.

4. Correspondence

Members noted the correspondence received.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Department regarding an MOR on ‘Measuring the Performance of NI Water’ and ‘Procurement and Governance in NI Water’

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Department regarding Review to Response to Flooding on 27th and 28th June 2012

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Department confirming that the Minister will attend Committee in January in respect of the Lennon case

5. Departmental Briefing:  January Monitoring

9.18am Mr Dickson left the meeting.  The meeting was inquorate.

9.18am The following Officials joined the meeting:

Deborah McNeilly – Director of Finance

Stewart Barnes - Head of Financial Planning and Management Branch

9.21am Mr Dickson rejoined the meeting.  The meeting was quorate.

The Officials presented to the Committee in respect of the above. Following the presentation, Members put questions.

9.39am  The Officials left the meeting

6 Subordinate legislation not subject to Assembly procedure

Members noted:

  • The Waiting Restrictions (Dungannon) (Amendment No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012
  • The Parking and Waiting Restrictions (Ballymena) (Amendment No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012

9.40am Mr Dickson left the meeting

9.42am Mr Dickson rejoined the meeting

7. Any Other Business

Agreed:  The Committee would write to the Department asking for copies of the legal advice relating to the Lennon case and that the Clerk would liaise with the Assembly Legal Services on this issue.

8. Date of the next meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be Wednesday 9th January 2013 at 10.30am in the Senate Chamber.

9.48am The meeting was adjourned

Mr Seán Lynch MLA
Deputy Chairperson, Committee for Regional Development

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