Northern Ireland Affairs Committee: Formal Minutes

Formal Minutes No. 24

Wednesday 10 May 2006

Members present:

Sir Patrick Cormack (Chairman)

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

1. Future programme

The Committee considered this matter.

Resolved, That the Committee do visit Northern Ireland, on 5 and 6 July 2006 in connection with its inquiry into organised crime in Northern Ireland; and 11 and 12 in connection with parades in Northern Ireland.

2. Consideration of Organised Crime in Northern Ireland 

The Committee considered this matter.

3. Political and security Developments in Northern Ireland

Rt Hon Peter Hain, a Member of the House, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Mr Nick Perry, Security Director, and Mr Robert Hannigan, Policing Director, Northern Ireland Office, gave evidence.

 [Adjourned till Wednesday  24  May at half past Two o’clock.