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

Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: 26 September 2012

Venue: Richard Branson Centre, Rathlin Island

9.27am The meeting commenced in public session

1. Apologies

As above.

2. Chairperson’s Business

The Chairperson updated members regarding a meeting that he held with the Minister and the Permanent Secretary.

3. Draft Minutes                       

Agreed:  The Committee agreed the minutes of the meeting of 19th September 2012.   

4. Correspondence

Members noted the correspondence received.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Committee for Education regarding School Bus Passes and agreed to forward to DRD for comment.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from DRD regarding the A55 Knock Road Widening, Publication of Notice of Intention to Proceed and Making of Statutory Orders and a Press Release from Minister for DRD.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from DRD regarding Pay Bands and Memorandum of Understanding.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from Northern Ireland Water regarding a Request for an official to meet Chris Hazzard MLA.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from Craigavon Borough Council regarding Abandoned Building Sites and Properties and Unfinished Housing Developments and agreed to include it in the Unadopted Roads report.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from Sustrans regarding Consultation on taxis in Bus Lanes.

5. Departmental briefing:  October Monitoring

9.36am The following Officials joined the meeting:

Deborah McNeilly – Director of Finance

Stewart Barnes – Head of Financial Planning and Management Branch

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

9.41am Mr Hussey left the meeting

9.46am Mr Hussey rejoined the meeting

10.10am Mr Dickson left the meeting

10.19am The Officials left the meeting

10.21am Mr Dickson rejoined the meeting

6. Departmental Written Briefing: 

Agreed: Members noted the briefing regarding Departmental Savings Delivery Plans Update.

7. Subordinate legislation not subject to Assembly procedure

Members noted:

  • The Parking Places (Disabled Persons’ Vehicles) (Amendment No.6) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012
  • The Parking Places and Loading Bays on Roads (Amendment No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012


8. Any Other Business 

9. Date of the next meeting 

The next meeting of the Committee will be Wednesday 3rd October 2012 at 10.00am in Room 21.

10.30pm The meeting was adjourned  

Mr Jimmy Spratt MLA
Chairperson, Committee for Regional Development

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