Committee for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister to hold meeting in Magee College

Session: 2007/2008

Date: 17 October 2007

Reference: COFMDFM 09/07

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister will visit the ILEX Urban Regeneration Company (ILEX) on Wednesday 24 October.
Following a briefing on the economic, physical and social regeneration of Londonderry by the Chief Executive of ILEX, members of the Committee will tour the Ebrington site.

The Chairperson, Mr Danny Kennedy said:

“Having seen the Maze/Long Kesh site in June 2007 the Committee is keen to visit the Ebrington site and discuss the proposals for the development of it to boost regeneration of the area and economic development.”

Following the (tour) visit the Committee will hold a public meeting at 2.00 p.m. in the Great Hall, Magee Campus, University of Ulster. 
At the meeting the Committee will hear evidence from representatives of Save the Children in respect of its inquiry into Child Poverty and also receive a briefing from the independent Chair of the Advisory Council on Infrastructure and Investment, John Keanie, on investment in public service infrastructure and the investment strategy. 
Mr Kennedy highlighted:

“The Committee has a key role to play in scrutinising the work of the Department and holding the First Minister and Deputy First Minister to account. Members are keen for the public to have the opportunity to learn about the Committee and see it in action. We therefore welcome the opportunity to hold a public meeting in Magee College.”

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