Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: 30 November 2011

Venue: Room 21

10.34am          The meeting commenced in public session

1. Apologies

As above

2. Chairperson’s Business

none

3. Draft Minutes

Agreed: The Committee agreed the minutes of the meeting of 23rd November 2011.

The Committee noted Mr Beggs, Mr Copeland’s and Mr Moutray’s apologies for the visit to George Best Belfast City Airport.

4. Correspondence

Members noted correspondence received. 

Agreed:  The Committee noted correspondence from the Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety to the Minister for Regional Development in relation to rural transport and agreed to forward the correspondence to the Minister for a response directly to the Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety copying this Committee into the response.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Department in relation to queries raised by the Quarry Products Association in relation to funding reallocations and agreed to forward the correspondence to Quarry Products Association for information.

5. Departmental Briefing – Outcome of the consultation on the Regional Transportation Strategy

10.43am  The following officials joined the meeting: 

Tom Reid - Strategic Policy and Co-ordination Division

Alan Preston - Strategic Policy and Co-ordination Division

Gregor Kerr - Strategic Policy and Co-ordination Division

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

11.07am          The officials left the meeting

6. Statutory Rule 2011/394 The Ballyrobin Road (Route C28), Templepatrick (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011

Agreed:           The Committee for Regional Development has considered Statutory Rule 2011/394 The Ballyrobin Road (Route C28), Templepatrick (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 and has no objection to the rule.

7. Any Other Business

Agreed:           Members noted the visit to the Audio Visual on Public Transport Pilot Project on Tuesday 6th December 11.30am – 12.30pm and agreed to advise the Committee office of availability to attend.

8. Date of the next meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be Wednesday 7th December 2011 at 10.35am on the Enterprise train.

11.11am          The meeting was adjourned

Mr Jimmy Spratt MLA
Chairperson, Committee for Regional Development

7th December 2011

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