Northen Ireland Affairs Committee: Formal Minutes

Session 06-07

Formal Minutes No. 15


Wednesday 18 April 2007

Members present:

Sir Patrick Cormack, in the Chair

Mr David Anderson
Rt Hon John Battle
Mr Gregory Campbell
Rosie Cooper
Mr Christopher Fraser
Mr John Grogan
Mr Stephen Hepburn
Lady Hermon
Dr Alasdair McDonnell
Denis Murphy
Mr Stephen Pound
Mr Sammy Wilson

1. Future business

The Committee considered this matter.

2. Correspondence

The Committee considered this matter.

3. The Northern Ireland Prison Service

The Committee considered this matter.

4. Draft Protocol for Community-based Restorative Justice Schemes

The Committee considered this matter.

Draft Special Report (Draft Protocol for Community-based Restorative Justice Schemes: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report of Session 2006-07), proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first and second time and agreed to.

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

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

Ordered, That the Government’s response to the First report from the Committee be appended to the Report. - (The Chairman.)

5. Visit by the Chairman to Belfast 7 - 8 May 2007

The Committee approved this visit.

6. Tourism

The Committee reported a letter from David Hanson, Minister of State for the Northern Ireland Office, on plans for a new national stadium in Northern Ireland.

7. Political Developments  in Northern Ireland

The Committee considered this matter.

Rt Hon Peter Hain, a Member of the House, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Mr Nick Perry, Security Director, and Ms Clare Salters, Head of Devolution in Northern Ireland, gave evidence

 [Adjourned till Wednesday 9 May at half past Two O’clock