Formal minutes

Wednesday 26 January 2005

Members present:

Mr Michael Mates  (in the Chair), Mr Roy Beggs, Mr Gregory Campbell, Mr Tony Clarke, Mr Stephen Pound, Rev. Martin Smyth, Mr Hugo Swire, Mr Mark Tami, Mr Bill Tynan

The Committee deliberated.

The oral evidence session on Reconciliaton: Ways of dealing with Northern Ireland's past had to be cancelled as a result of a fire alarm in Portcullis House and a series of divisions in the House.

Resolved, That the Committee do visit Belfast in connection with its inquiry into Reconciliation: Ways of dealing with Northern Ireland's past. -(The Chairman.)

The Committee agreed to reschedule the afternoons oral evidence to take place in Belfast.

Resolved, That the Committee do meet at 2.50 pm on Wednesday 23 February to hear a private briefing from the Justice Oversight Commissioner, Lord Clyde, prior to its scheduled meeting at 3.30 pm. -(The Chairman.)

[Adjourned till Wednesday 2 February at half past Three o'clock.