Education and Library Boards: Procurement

Part of Education – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:30 pm on 14th December 2010.

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Photo of Caitriona Ruane Caitriona Ruane Sinn Féin 2:30 pm, 14th December 2010

Thug mé le fios don Tionól, sa ráiteas scríofa ar an 23 Samhain 2010, gur chuir mé tús le fiosrúchán seachtrach ar na himthosca um fháil Thionscadail Ard Schoil Mhachaire Fíolta agus an obair a bhain léi.

In my written statement of 23 November 2010, I informed the House that I had initiated an external investigation of the circumstances around the procurement and work associated with the Magherafelt High School project. In my statement, I also advised that I had commissioned a comprehensive investigation of the operation of a measured-term contract and wider procurement practices in the South Eastern Education and Library Board. Both investigations are in progress and involve a substantial programme of work. I will, of course, keep the Assembly updated on the investigations and subsequent actions arising. I expect to have a report prior to Christmas on each of those, at which time I will decide what further steps are needed. However, as these are live investigations, it would not be appropriate for me to comment further at this time.