Official Report (Hansard)

Session: 2009/2010

Date: Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Members present for all or part of the proceedings:

Mr Jimmy Spratt (Chairperson)
Mr Raymond McCartney (Deputy Chairperson)
Mr Alex Attwood
Mr Simon Hamilton
Mr Alan McFarland
Mr Alex Maskey
Mr John O’Dowd
Mr Paisley Jnr

The Chairperson (Mr Spratt):

We move to devolution of policing and justice, and the category 2 list of issues. I declare that I am a member of the Northern Ireland Policing Board.

Mr Paisley Jnr:

I am a member of the Policing Board, Mr Chairman.

Mr Attwood:

I am a member of the Policing Board, Chairman.

Mr A Maskey:

I am a member of the Policing Board, Chairman.

The Chairperson:

Before we go into the substantive issues, I ask parties to indicate whether there has been any movement.

[Laughter.]

Mr Hamilton:

No, Chairman.

Mr Paisley Jnr:

I cannot tell you.

Mr A Maskey:

No; not for the purposes of this meeting.

The Chairperson:

Mr Attwood? I know that you laughed, but is your answer no?

Mr Attwood:

It was a rhetorical question, Chairman, was it not?

The Chairperson:

OK. Thank you, Mr Attwood.

Mr Paisley Jnr:

What is happening, Alex? Alex Attwood, that is.

The Chairperson:

Make remarks through the Chair, please.

Mr Paisley Jnr:

Sorry, Mr Chairman.

The Chairperson:

OK. There is no further progress to report.

Mr Hamilton:

Not at this meeting, Mr Chairman.

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