AQO 830/17-22 – Ministerial Advisory Panel on Infrastructure

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Infrastructure for an update on the Ministerial Advisory Panel.

Minister for Infrastructure: The Ministerial Advisory Panel on Infrastructure was established to consider how an Infrastructure Commission for Northern Ireland might support more effectively the long term planning and development of relevant infrastructure here.

The Panel comprised a small group of independent experts and since their first meeting on the 25 August 2020, they have engaged with a significant number of key stakeholders across these islands via written evidence gathering and virtual engagement sessions. The Panel have also considered global best practice and engaged with a number of other Infrastructure authorities.

The Panel presented their recommendations to me on 29 September 2020 and have provided me with a written report setting out their detailed findings.

Once I have had an opportunity to fully consider the report, I will bring a series of recommendations to the Executive, for their consideration.