Northern Ireland Affairs Committee: Formal Minutes

Formal Minutes No. 31


Wednesday 11 October 2006

Members present:

Sir Patrick Cormack (Chairman)

Mr David Anderson
Mr Stephen Hepburn
Stephen Pound

1. Organised Crime in Northern Ireland 

The Committee considered this matter.

Draft Special Report (Organised Crime in Northern Ireland: Government Response to the Committee’s Third Report of Session 2005-06), proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first and second time and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Ninth 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.)

2. Diplock Courts

The Committee considered this matter.

3. Community Restorative Justice

The Committee considered this matter and agreed the terms of reference,

Resolved, that the Committee inquire into Community Restorative Justice, and that the Committee examine:

The Committee will wish to examine the provisions of the draft Protocol for Community based Restorative Justice Schemes and the responses of interested parties to the Protocol. The Committee may also choose to examine other associated issues which arise in the course of the inquiry.

4. Tourism in Northern Ireland

The Committee considered the programme for the visit to Northern Ireland on Sunday 15 October to Thursday 19 October.

 [Adjourned till Wednesday 25 October at Two o’clock.