Minutes of Proceedings 19 November 2021

Committee for Education

Committee for Education

Minutes of Proceedings

19 November 2021

Meeting Location: Teleconference

Present by Video or Teleconference:

Mr Chris Lyttle MLA (Chairperson)
Mr Pat Sheehan MLA (Deputy Chairperson)
Ms Nicola Brogan MLA
Mr Robbie Butler MLA
Mrs Diane Dodds MLA
Mr Harry Harvey MLA
Mr Daniel McCrossan MLA
Mr Justin McNulty MLA
Ms Aoibhinn Treanor (Assembly Clerk)
Mr Mark McQuade (Assistant Clerk)
Mr Marcus Matthews (Clerical Supervisor)
Mr Craig Mealey (Clerical Officer)
Mr Jonathan McMillen (Head of Legal Services) (item 2 only)
Ms Caroline Perry (Bill Clerk)


Mr Robin Newton MBE MLA

The meeting commenced at 9:09am in closed session.

1.  Apologies

Apologies as above.

Mr McCrossan joined the meeting at 9:10am

2.    Integrated Education Bill – Legal services briefing

The Committee noted legal advice on proposed amendments to the Integrated Education Bill.

The following witness joined the meeting by video conference at 9:09am:

Mr Jonathan McMillen, Head of Legal Services

Mr McMillen briefed the Committee on his legal advice regarding the Integrated Education Bill.

Mrs Dodds joined the meeting at 9:11am.

This was followed by a question and answer session.

Mrs Dodds left the meeting at 10:11am.

Mr Butler left the meeting at 10:17am.

Mr Harvey left the meeting at 10:19am

The Chairperson thanked the witness for the briefing.

3.    Integrated Education Bill – Informal consideration of the Bill

Committee members discussed the clauses of the Integrated Education Bill.

4.   Date, Time and Place of the next meeting

The next formal Committee meeting will be held on Monday 22 November 2021 by video conference at 9:00am. 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:47am.

Chris Lyttle MLA
Chairperson, Committee for Education
24 November 2021

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