Statement from the Assembly Public Accounts Committee

Session: 2011/2012

Date: 07 September 2010

Reference: PAC 01/10/11

The Chairperson of the Northern Ireland Assembly Public Accounts Committee, Paul Maskey MLA, today detailed the outcome of three extraordinary Committee meetings held to address the issues arising from its inquiry into procurement governance at NI Water.

He said: “The Committee has asked the Comptroller and Auditor General to go into the company to examine the procurement concerns raised in recent internal audit reports and he has agreed.

“The Committee further agreed the way it intends to proceed with the inquiry while also addressing its forward work plan for the autumn.”

The Committee will continue to convene extra meetings as required to address fully the considerable weight of evidence it has received in the course of its inquiry.

The Committee also agreed to continue to work and liaise closely with the Committee for Regional Development.

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