Northern Ireland Affairs Committee: Formal Minutes

Formal Minutes No. 8

Monday 28 November 2005 Morning Sitting

[The Committee met in  the Senate Chamber, Parliament Buildings, Stormont]

Members present:

Sir Patrick Cormack (Chairman)

Mr David Anderson
Mr Gordon Banks
Mr Gregory Campbell
Rosie Cooper
Mr Stephen Hepburn
Lady Hermon
Meg Hillier
Dr Alasdair McDonnell
Mr Stephen Pound
Sammy Wilson

1. Reports on correspondence received

The Committee considered this matter.

2. Consideration of Programme details for current visit 27-29 November

The Committee considered this matter.

3. Education in Northern Ireland:

Mr William Young, Headmaster, Belfast Royal Academy, Mr Peter Cosgrove, Concerned Parents for Education, Sir Kenneth Bloomfield, Confederation of Grammar Schools’ Former Pupils’ Associations, Mr Finbar McCallion, Governing Bodies Association, and Dr Hugh Morrison, The Queen’s University, Belfast gave oral evidence

Mr Donal Flanagan, Chief Executive, Mr Jim Clarke, Deputy Chief Executive, and Ms Margaret Martin, Principal, St Catherine’s College, Armagh gave oral evidence

[Adjourned till Monday 28 November at half past Two o’clock.