Formal minutes

Wednesday 8 December 2004

Members present:

Mr Michael Mates (in the Chair), Mr Roy Beggs, Mr Tony Clarke, Mr Iain Luke, Mr Eddie McGrady, Mr Stephen Pound, Rev. Martin Smyth, Mr Mark Tami, Mr Bill Tynan

The Committee deliberated.

Ordered, That Sir Kenneth Bloomfield, Professor Mari Fitzduff and Professor Paul Arthur be appointed as Specialist Advisers, to assist the Committee in its inquiry into Reconciliation: Ways of Dealing with Northern Ireland's past. -(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Sub-Committee do visit Dublin from 23 to 24 January 2005 in connection with its inquiry into Air Transport Services in Northern Ireland. -(The Chairman.)

Draft Report (Electoral Registration in Northern Ireland)

(The Minutes of Proceedings relating to the consideration of the Report are published in the First Report from the Committee, HC 131 (2004-05)  p. 32).

Mr Eddie McGrady declared an interest in relation to the  inquiry into the Functions of the Northern Ireland Policing Board as a Member of the Northern Ireland Policing Board.

The Functions of the Northern Ireland Policing Board: Professor Desmond Rea, Chairman, Mr Denis Bradley, Vice Chairman and  Mr Trevor Reaney, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Policing Board, were examined.

Deputy Chief Constable Paul Leighton, Police Service of Northern  Ireland, was examined.

Mr Ken Williams, Inspector and Mr David Kendall, Inspection Team Leader, HM Inspector of Constabulary North of England and Northern Ireland, were examined.

 [Adjourned till Wednesday 15 December at half past Three o'clock.