COMMITTEE FOR CULTURE, ARTS AND LEISURE
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
TUESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2009
ROOM 21, PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS
Mr Barry McElduff MLA (Chairperson)
Mr PJ Bradley MLA
Mr Francie Brolly MLA
Lord Browne MLA
Mr Trevor Clarke MLA
Mr Kieran McCarthy MLA
Ms Michelle McIlveen MLA
Mr Ken Robinson MLA
Mr Raymond McCartney MLA
Mr Dominic Bradley MLA
Mr David McNarry MLA (Deputy Chairperson)
In attendance: Dr Kathryn Bell (Clerk)
Mrs Ashleigh Mitford (Assistant Clerk)
Mr Jonathan Lamont (Clerical Supervisor)
Mr Chris Baird (Clerical Officer)
The meeting opened in public session at 4.19 p.m.
Apologies are detailed above.
2. Minister’s update on Digital Britain Report
The Committee noted a response from DCMS regarding the decision not to include Northern Ireland in the local news pilot.
The Minister and Anne Tohill (Head of Arts) joined the meeting.
The Minister updated the Committee on his position regarding the Digital Britain Report. This was followed by a question and answer session.
4.35 p.m. Mr McCarthy joined the meeting.
Agreed: The Committee agreed to discuss any actions at its next meeting on 17 September 2009.
3. Any other business
Agreed : The Committee agreed to write a letter of thanks to Mr Shannon who has now left the Committee.
The Chairperson advised the Committee that there would an informal meeting with UTV at 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday 16 September 2009 (room 144) and invited other members to attend.
The Chairperson advised the Committee that there would an informal meeting with Trevor Birney, an independent television producer at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday 16 September 2009 (room 21) and invited other members to attend.
4. Date and Time of Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure will be on Thursday 17 September 2009 at 10.30 a.m. in Room 152, Parliament Buildings.
The Chairperson adjourned the meeting at 4.43 p.m.