Northen Ireland Affairs Committee: Formal Minutes

Session 06-07

Formal Minutes No. 17


Wednesday 16 May 2007

Members present:

Sir Patrick Cormack, in the Chair

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

1. Future business

The Committee considered this matter.

2. Correspondence

The Committee considered this matter.

3. Future programme

Resolved, That the Committee do visit Northern Ireland, on 18 and June in connection with its inquiry into the Northern Ireland Prison Service; and 10, 11 and 12 July in connection with parades in Northern Ireland.

4. Tourism in Northern Ireland and its Economic Impact and Benefits

Draft Special Report (Tourism in Northern Ireland and its Economic Impact and Benefits), proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first 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 Government’s response to the Third report from the Committee be appended to the Report. - (The Chairman.)

5. The Northern Ireland Prison Service

The Committee considered this matter.

Governor Gerry McAleer, Chairman Bob Cromie, Deputy Chairman, Prison Governors’ Association, gave evidence

 [Adjourned till Wednesday 23 May at half past Three O’clock