The Culture Committee received a briefing from Libraries NI on a transfer of functions.
In the afternoon, PSNI Chief Constable, George Hamilton, and Deputy Chief Constable, Drew Harris, briefed members of the Justice Committee on the police’s budget and funding issues.
Brendan McGuigan, the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, also briefed members on its follow-up report of Maghaberry Prison in January 2016.
Mr McGuigan’s briefing was followed by evidence from Sue McAllister, Director General of the NI Prison Service, and Maghaberry prison governor, Phil Wragg.
By Robin Sheeran and Brooke Allen
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Alastair Ross adjourns the meeting.
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'Maghaberry not broken'
Phil Wragg, the governor of Maghaberry prison, says he has been asked by people if the prison is broken.
"It is not," he says.
"We're on a journey that looks at stabilisation of resources and we're part of the way through that journey at the moment.
"We've got a long way to go. It's going to take time."
The investigation could cost £35m and is expected to take at least five years, at an estimated cost of £7m per year.
'There's still a lot to do'
Mr Ross asks Ms McAllister if she thinks the report is a reflection of where Maghaberry Prison is at the moment.
Ms McAllister says there was a "very short time" between inspection and the re-inspection"
"There's still a lot to do," she adds.
'A sense of hope'
Members of the senior management of the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) arrive to brief the committee on the CJINI follow-up report.
Director-general Sue McAllister says she was struck by Mr McGuigan's comments that he left the prison with "a sense of hope and that all that could have been achieved within the time had been achieved".
In December 2015, there were 236,365 people on waiting lists, compared to 171,866 the year before while the number of people waiting more than 18 weeks for a first outpatient appointment has more than doubled.
'A significant failure of leadership'
Sinn Féin's Raymond McCartney says that in terms of any organisation "if there is a significant failure of leadership then how's it going to work?".
Mr McGuigan says that "if in any public service delivery organisation if the leadership isn't there, you know, for me it becomes like a rudderless ship".
The DUP's Sammy Douglas asks whether there have been improvements in the provision for mental health.
Mr McGuigan gives the example of two prisoners who clearly had mental health problems.
"The care and compassion that was shown to them by the staff was amazing, but they needed more than that," he says.
Mr McGuigan says that mental health needs have grown since the original CJINI inspection in 2015.
"The needs were more acute of some of those who were actually there," he says.
Marks out of 10
Alastair Ross asks Mr McGuigan if it was correct that when asked to give Maghaberry a score out of 10 he had given it a three or four.
"That's right," Mr McGuigan replies.
CJINI follow-up inspection of Maghaberry Prison
Mr Brendan McGuigan, the chief inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland (CJINI), begins briefing the committee on the summary report of the follow-up inspection of Maghaberry Prison in January 2016.