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

Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: 06 November 2012

Venue: Room 144

The meeting opened in public session at 10:11am.

1. Apologies

Apologies were as indicated above.   

2. Welfare Reform Bill – Departmental Briefing

The following officials from the Department joined the meeting at 10.11am

Ms Anne McCleary;
Mr Michael Pollock;
Ms Martina Campbell;
Ms Jane Corderoy;
Mr Mickey Kelly; and
Mr Colm McLaughlin

Ms Paula Bradley joined the meeting at 10.11am.       

Mr Mark H Durkan joined the meeting at 10.13am.

Ms Judith Cochrane joined the meeting at 10.13am.

Mr Gregory Campbell joined the meeting at 10.14am.

Mr Michael Copeland joined the meeting at 11.10am.

The Committee questioned the officials on each clause and schedule of the Bill based on issues made by stakeholders in written submissions and during the oral evidence sessions

Ms Judith Cochrane left the meeting at 11.38am.

Mr Gregory Campbell left the meeting at 11.47am.

This session was recorded by Hansard

The Chairperson suspended the meeting at 12.02pm.

The Committee reconvened at 16.06pm.

The Committee continued its deliberation on the clauses and schedules of the Bill.

Ms Pam Brown joined the meeting at 16.47pm.

Mr David McClarty left the meeting at 17.29pm.

Agreed: The Committee agreed to defer consideration of clauses 106 to 115 until its meeting on Thursday 8 November 2012.

This session was recorded by Hansard.

The Chairperson thanked the officials for their attendance.

The officials left the meeting 18.03pm

10. Date, time and place of next meeting

The next meeting will take place at 10:00am on Thursday 8 November 2012 in Room 29 Parliament Buildings.

The Chairperson adjourned the meeting at 18.04pm.

Mr Alex Maskey
Chairperson, Committee for Social Development.
15 November 2012

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