Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: 20 February 2013

Venue: Room 21, Parliament Buildings

10.30am          The meeting commenced in closed session to discuss legal advice.

 

10.32am          Dolores Kelly entered meeting.

10.32am          Stewart Dickson entered meeting.

10.39am          Ian McCrea entered meeting.

11.04am          John Dallat left meeting.       

11.06am          John Dallat rejoined meeting.

11.13am          David McNarry left meeting.

11.17am          David McNarry rejoined meeting

11.19am          Meeting reopened in public session.

11.18am          Sean Lynch left meeting.

 

11.19am          Meeting reopened in public session.

 

11.20am          Sean Lynch rejoined meeting.

 

1. Apologies

 

As above.

 

 

2. Chairperson’s Business

 

None.

 

3. Draft Minutes

           

Agreed:           The Committee agreed the minutes of the meeting of 30th January 2013.

 

 

4. Briefing from the Minister for Regional Development regarding the Lennon case.

 

11.21am the following representatives joined the meeting

 

Danny Kennedy, Minister for Regional Development

David Orr, Finance Resources and Water Policy Division

 

11.45am John Dallat left meeting.

 

5. Correspondence

 

12.07pm Members noted correspondence received.

 

Agreed: Item 1: That the deadline for the Ministerial response to the Report on the Committee Inquiry into Unadopted Roads be extended to March 2013.

Agreed: Item 2: Correspondence from Margaret Ritchie MP regarding unadopted roads be forwarded to the Department for comment.

Agreed: Item 3: Correspondence from the Committee for the Environment regarding the Review of Bus Operator Licensing.

Agreed: Item 4: Correspondence from the Committee for the Office of the First and deputy First Minister regarding EU priorities.

Agreed: Item 5: Correspondence from the Department for Regional Development regarding the Trans-European Transport Network and the Connecting Europe Facility Regulations.

Agreed: Item 6: Correspondence from the Department for Regional Development regarding the Role of PSNI in parking enforcement.

Agreed: Item 7: Correspondence from the Department for Regional Development regarding Translink new rail timetables.

Agreed: Item 8: Correspondence from the Department for Regional Development regarding Translink and community transport.

Agreed: Item 9: Correspondence from the Department for Regional Development regarding Northern Ireland road and rail transport statistics July to September 2012.

Agreed: Item 10: Correspondence from the Department for Regional Development regarding queries following oral evidence on the Inquiry into the Better Use of Public and Community Sector Funds.

Agreed: Item 11: Correspondence from the Department for Transport regarding Trans-European Transport Network and Connecting Europe Facility Regulations.

 

Agreed: Item 12: That the Institution of Civil Engineers provide oral briefing to the Committee.

 

Agreed: Item 13: Correspondence from IMTAC regarding blue badge survey and walking routes in Belfast City Centre.

 

Agreed: Item 14: Correspondence from Guide Dogs NI regarding Audio Visual on Buses be forwarded to the Department for comment.

 

Agreed: Item 15: Correspondence from a member of the public regarding Scarva train station be forwarded to the Department for comment.

 

Agreed: Item 16: Correspondence from the National Transport Authority regarding presentation to the Committee.

 

Agreed: Tabled: Correspondence from the Committee for the Office of the First and deputy First Minister regarding an invitation to a mid-term review with Minister of State for European Affairs.

 

Agreed: Tabled: Correspondence from the Department for Regional Development regarding press releases in relation to Lennon case.

 

Agreed: Tabled: Correspondence from the Committee for the Environment regarding the Committee Inquiry into Unadopted Roads.

 

Agreed: Tabled: Correspondence from the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport regarding integrated transport be admitted as evidence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Subordinate Legislation not subject to Assembly Procedure

12.09 pm Members noted:

  • The Road Races (Tandragee 100) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013
  • The Road Races (Cairncastle Hill Climb) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013
  • The Road Races (Spamount Hill Climb) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013

7. SL1: The Curran Street and Obins Street, Portadown (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013

Members were content with the merits of the following policy proposal: The Curran Street and Obins Street, Portadown (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013.

 

8. Any Other Business

 

Dolores Kelly MLA, asked for the Committee to correspond with IMTAC and the Department to get their views on the issue of blue stickers on for carers of blue badge holders.  

 

9. Date of the next meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be Wednesday 27th February 2013 at 10.30am in Room 21.

12.12pm          The meeting was adjourned

Mr Jimmy Spratt MLA
Chairperson, Committee for Regional Development

27/02/13

 

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