Formal minutes

Wednesday 9 March 2005

Members present:

Mr Roy Beggs, Mr Gregory Campbell, Mr Tony Clarke, Mr Iain Luke, Rev. Martin Smyth, Mr Mark Tami, Mr Bill Tynan

In the absence of the Chairman, Rev. Martin Smyth was called to the Chair.

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Special Report (Responses from the Government, the Electoral Commission and the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland to the First Report of the Committee, Session 2004-05, on Electoral Registration in Northern Ireland), proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first time and second time and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Second Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the responses to the Committee's First  Report of Session 2004-05 be appended to the Report. -( The Chairman.)

Reconciliation: Ways of dealing with Northern Ireland's past:  Rt Hon. Paul Murphy, a Member of the House, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Angela Smith, a Member of the House, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Mr Mark Sweeney, Head of Rights and International Relations Divisions, Northern Ireland Office, and Mr John Clarke, Head of Victims Unit, Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, were examined

 [Adjourned till a date and time to be arranged by the Chairman.