Northern Ireland Affairs Committee: Formal Minutes

Formal Minutes No. 33

Wednesday 1 November 2006

Members present:

Sir Patrick Cormack (Chairman)

Mr David Anderson
Mr John Battle
Mr Gregory Campbell
Mr Christopher Fraser
Mr Stephen Hepburn
Mr Denis Murphy
Sammy Wilson

1. Organised Crime

The Committee considered this matter.

2. Diplock Courts

The Committee considered this matter

Resolved, That the Committee do visit Belfast, from 4 to 5 December in connection with its inquiry into Community Restorative Justice

3. Correspondence

The Committee considered this matter.

4. Community Restorative Justice Inquiry

The Committee considered this matter.

Rt Hon Lord Clyde, a Member of the House of Lords and Former Justice Oversight Commissioner, gave oral evidence.

Mr Kit Chivers, Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland, gave oral evidence.

Mr Ronnie Spence, Chairman, and Mr Brian McCaughey, Chief Probation Office, Probation Board for Northern Ireland, gave oral evidence

[Adjourned till Wednesday 22 November at half past Two O'clock