Press Releases

Synopsis: Here you will find links to the Press Releases and Media Operational Notices issued by the Committee.

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11/01/2017

Committee Finds Little Progress in Reducing Cost of Legal Aid

The Public Accounts Committee has found little progress has been made in reducing the cost of legal aid. The conclusion came in a report, published today, into Managing Legal Aid, which followed up on a previous Committee report issued in 2011.

Reference: PAC 08/16/17

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15/12/2016

Minister Invited to Give Evidence in RHI Scheme Inquiry

The Public Accounts Committee has agreed to invite Arlene Foster MLA to give evidence on its Inquiry into the Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme.

Reference: PAC 07/16/17

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13/12/2016

PAC to hold extra meeting

The Public Accounts Committee will meet on Thursday, 15 December at 2pm.

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07/12/2016

Committee is determined that inquiry will get to the bottom of RHI scheme

The Northern Ireland Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee has reiterated its determination to get to the bottom of the issues in its inquiry into the non-domestic renewable heat incentive scheme.

Reference: PAC 06/16/17

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10/11/2016

PAC hears of Department fact finding investigation

The Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee heard from the Economy Department’s Permanent Secretary as he resumed his evidence and answered further questions about the Non-domestic Renewable Heat Initiative Scheme which could potentially cost the public purse approximately £1.18 billion over 20 years.

Reference: PAC 03/16/17

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27/10/2016

PAC continues its inquiry

The Northern Ireland Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee has taken evidence from Ofgem on its Inquiry into the Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme.

Reference: PAC 02/16/17

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12/10/2016

PAC to suspend inquiry

The Northern Ireland Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee has decided to adjourn today’s public session into the next phase of the Renewable Heat Incentive Inquiry in order for all ongoing Departmental investigations to conclude.

Reference: PAC 01/16/17

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