Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: 27 February 2013

Venue: Room 21

10.35am The meeting commenced in open session.

1. Apologies

As above.

2. Chairperson's Business

None.

3. Draft Minutes

Agreed: The Committee agreed the minutes of the meeting of 20th February 2013.

4. Correspondence

Members noted the correspondence received.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Department of Regional Development regarding Translink On-going Legal Proceedings.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from Bob Harper regarding taxis in bus lanes and agreed to forward to the Department for comment.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Committee for Employment and Learning regarding Post 19 SEN Provision and 14-19 Education Strategy.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Committee for Finance and Personnel regarding Post Project Evaluations.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Department of Regional Development regarding Scarva Train Station.

Agreed: The Committee noted a Report of the Examiner of Statutory Rules.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister regarding the EU COmmisssion proposal on alternative fuels infrastructure and agreed to forward to the Department for comment.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Department of Regional Development regarding Water and Sewerage Services PC13 process.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company regarding the official opening of the Coleraine to Londonderry railway line and agreed that Members would inform Committee staff of their intention to attend this event.

5. Welsh Water Briefing

10.39am the following representative joined the meeting

Nigel Annett – Managing Director of Welsh Water

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

10.40am Mr Dallat joined meeting.

11.20am Mr McCrea joined meeting.

11.21am Mr McNarry leaves meeting.

11.23am Ms Kelly leaves meeting.

11.26am Mr McNarry rejoined meeting.

6. Department for the Environment Briefing: Bus Operator Licensing

11.21am the following officials joined the meeting

Iain Greenway – Director of Road Safety and Vehicle Regulation and

Sharon Clements – Vehicle Policy Branch, on bus operator licensing

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

11.36am Ms Kelly rejoined meeting.

11.44am Mr McAleer left meeting.

7. Department of Regional Development and Translink briefing: Accessible Transport Action Plan

11.55am the following officials joined the meeting

Keith Walsh – DRD Accessible Transport,

Terry Butler – Translink Disability Accessibility Officer and

Michelle Rafferty – Translink – Rural Transport Development Officer

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

12.01pm Ms Kelly left meeting.

12.05pm Mr McAleer rejoined meeting.

12.15pm Mr Dickson left meeting.

12.19pm Mr Dickson rejoined meeting.

12.21pm Mr Ó'hOísin left meeting.

12.25pm Mr Ó'hOísin rejoined meeting.

8. Subordinate Legislation not subject to Assembly Procedure

12.35 pm Members noted:

The Cycle Routes (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013The Parking Places (Disabled Persons' Vehicles) (Amendment No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013The Road Races (Armoy Motorcycle Race) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013The Road Races (Croft Hill Climb) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013The Road Races (Drumhorc Hill Climb) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013The Road Races (Garron Point Hill Climb) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013The Road Races (Mid Antrim 150) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013The Waiting Restrictions (Brockagh) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013

9. SR 2013/27: The Limestone Road Area, Belfast (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013

Agreed: That the Committee for Regional Development has considered SR 2013/27: The Limestone Road Area, Belfast (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 and has no objection to the Rule.

10. Any Other Business

12.36pm On a proposal from Mr Lynch, that the Committee write to the Attorney general asking for a briefing on the Lennon case. Mr Ó'hOísin seconded the motion.

Question put: That the Committee write to the Attorney General requesting a briefing with regards to the Lennon case.

The Committee divided. Ayes 4; Noes 5.

AYES

Mr Lynch, Mr Ó'hOísin, Mr McAleer, Mr Dallat

NOES

Mr Spratt, Mr McCrea, Mr Dickson, Mr Easton, Mr McNarry

The proposal accordingly fell.

12.44pm Mr Dallat requested the Committee write to Translink requesting details of the school bus crash that occurred in Downpatrick on the 26th of February. The Committee agreed to this request.

11. Date of the next meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be Wednesday 20th March 2013 at 10.30am in Room 21.

12.47pm The meeting was adjourned

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Mr Jimmy Spratt MLA
Chairperson, Committee for Regional Development

20/03/13

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