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MONDAY 10 MAY 2010

Michelle McIlveen MLA (Deputy Chairperson)
Allan Bresland MLA
Willie Clarke MLA
Tommy Gallagher MLA
Billy Leonard MLA
Ian McCrea MLA
George Robinson MLA

In Attendance:
Roisin Kelly (Assembly Clerk)
Trevor Allen (Assistant Assembly Clerk)
Andrew Larmour (Clerical Supervisor)
Alison Ferguson (Clerical Officer)

Fred Cobain MLA (Chairperson)
Cathal Boylan MLA
Danny Kinahan MLA
Trevor Lunn MLA

The meeting commenced at 12.12pm in closed session.

1. Apologies

Apologies are detailed above.

2. Draft Minutes of Meeting held on 26 April 2010

Agreed : The minutes were agreed for publication on the Assembly’s website.

3. Committee event at the Balmoral Show 2010

12.17pm Mr Robinson joined the meeting.

Members noted the finalised arrangements for the Committee event at the Balmoral Show on 12 May 2010 and indicated their intention to attend the event.

4. Consideration of the first draft of the Committee’s report on the Roads (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill

Agreed: The Committee considered the first draft of its report to the Assembly on the Roads (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill and agreed to formally scrutinise the clauses of the Bill at the Committee meeting on 19 May 2010. The Committee also agreed to consider a revised report at its meeting on 26 May 2010.

12.35pm The Committee moved to public session.

5. Any Other Business

Agreed: Members considered a revised forward work programme for the Committee and agreed that the revised work programme should be published on the Assembly website.

Agreed: Members noted arrangements for the joint visit, with the Social Development Committee, to the Belfast Streets Ahead project on 20 May 2010 and agreed to consider a draft joint press release on the visit at the Committee meeting on 19 May 2010.

Members noted correspondence from the Examiner of Statutory Rules and received a briefing from Departmental officials, Garry McKenna and Alan Heron, in relation to the following statutory rule :

2010/132 The Train Driving Licences and Certificates Regulations ( Northern Ireland) 2010.

Agreed: The Committee agreed to consider amending regulations in relation to this statutory rule when laid in the Assembly Business Office. The Committee also agreed to write to the Department for Regional Development indicating its decision.

The Committee noted an invitation from the Community Transport Association (CTA) to attend its Annual Members Meeting on 16 June 2010.

6. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, 19 May 2010 at 10.30 am in Room 21, Parliament Buildings.

The Deputy Chairperson adjourned the meeting at 12.54pm.

 Michelle McIlveen, MLA
Deputy Chairperson, Committee for Regional Development
19 May 2010

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