COMMITTEE FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Monday 3 March 2008
ROOM 21, PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS
Fred Cobain MLA (Chairperson)
William Irwin MLA
Willie Clarke MLA
John Dallat MLA
Raymond McCartney MLA
George Robinson MLA
Jim Wells MLA
Brian Wilson MLA
John McCallister MLA
Stephen Moutray MLA
Roisin Kelly (Assembly Clerk)
Lynn Gray (Clerical Supervisor)
Annette Page (Clerical Officer)
Cathal Boylan MLA
The Committee agreed to hold the meeting in closed session.
The meeting opened at 12.05 p.m. in closed session.
Apologies were received from Cathal Boylan
Members noted the paper from Victor Hewitt on the reapportionment of costs from non-domestic to domestic customers of Northern Ireland Water, received in the Committee office on 27 February 2008.
Members noted the transcripts of interviews with Conor Murphy, MP, MLA on “Talkback” on 25 February 2008 and an interview with Eleanor Gill on “Talkback” on 28 February 2008.
Members agreedto note three recent press articles, and three press articles on consultancy costs in Northern Ireland Water.
Northern Ireland Water – Re-apportionment of costs.
Members decided to postpone their visit to City of Derry Airport scheduled for 12 March 2008 in order to have further discussions on the re-apportionment of costs by Northern Ireland Water on Wednesday 12 March 2008.
Members decided to hold this session in public, and to invite officials from the Department for Regional Development, Executives from Northern Ireland Water and the Utility Regulator to provide evidence to the Committee in open session on 12 March 2008
William Irwin joined the meeting at 12.16pm
William Clarke joined the meeting at 12.18pm
Brian Wilson joined the meeting at 12.20pm
John McCallister joined the meeting at 12.25pm
Members requested that Hansard be present at the Committee Meeting on 12 March 2008.
George Robinson left the meeting at 12.27pm
Date, Time and Place of next meeting.
The next meeting will be at 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday 5 March 2008 in Room 144, Parliament Buildings.
The Chairperson adjourned the meeting at 12.30 p.m.