Formal minutes

Wednesday 12 January 2005

Members present:

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

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Special Report (Government Response to the Sixth Report of the Committee, Session 2003-04, on Social Housing Provision in Northern Ireland), proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first time 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 Committee's Sixth  Report of Session 2003-04 be appended to the Report. -(The Chairman.)

The Committee noted that the work programme of the committee and Sub-committee was full until Easter at least.

Briefing on 'Reconciliation: ways of dealing with Northern Ireland's past' received from, Sir Kenneth Bloomfield, Professor Mari Fitzduff and Professor Paul Arthur, specialist advisors; and Brandon Hamber, and Priscilla Hayner.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 19 January at Five o'clock.