Committee for Education

Minutes of Proceedings - 07 October 2021

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Committee for Education

Minutes of Proceedings

7 October 2021


Meeting Location: Teleconference

Present by Video or Teleconference:

Mr Chris Lyttle MLA (Chairperson)

Ms Nicola Brogan MLA

Mr Robbie Butler MLA

Mrs Diane Dodds MLA

Mr Justin McNulty MLA

Ms Aoibhinn Treanor (Assembly Clerk)

Mr Mark McQuade (Assistant Clerk)

Mr Craig Mealey (Clerical Supervisor)

Ms Emma Magee (Clerical Officer)


Mr Pat Sheehan MLA (Deputy Chairperson)

Mr Harry Harvey MLA

Mr Daniel McCrossan MLA

Mr Robin Newton MBE MLA

The meeting commenced at 9:15am in public session.

1. Apologies

Apologies as above.

2. Chairperson’s Business

There was no Chairperson’s business.

3. Matters Arising

There were no matters arising.

4. Integrated Education Bill - Oral Briefing by the Integrated Education Fund

The Committee noted a briefing paper from the Integrated Education Fund. The following witnesses joined the meeting by video conference at 9:16am:

  • Mr Richard Lemon, Chair, Integrated Education Fund
  • Ms Tina Merron, Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Education Fund
  • Mr Paul Collins, Head of Public Affairs and Advocacy, Integrated Education Fund

The witnesses briefed the Committee on the Integrated Education Bill.

The briefing was covered by Hansard.

This was followed by a question and answer session. 9:46am Mr McNulty joined the meeting.

The Chairperson thanked the witnesses for the briefing.

Agreed: The Committee agreed to add the issues raised during the briefing to its letter to the bill’s sponsor Ms Kellie Armstrong.

5. Any Other Business

No Other Business was discussed.

6. Date, Time and Place of the next meeting

The next formal Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday 13 October 2021 by video conference at 9:30am.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:20am.

Chris Lyttle MLA

Chairperson, Committee for Education 13 October 2021

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