Press Release

Chairperson to visit Washington to promote investment

Session: 2007/2008

Date: Monday, 03 December 2007

Reference: COFMDFM 12/07

The Chairperson of the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister today confirmed that he would be accepting an invitation from the First Minister and deputy First Minister to participate in this weeks visit to Washington to promote economic investment in Northern Ireland.

The Chairperson, Mr Danny Kennedy said:

“I am pleased to be able to participate in the visit in my capacity as Chairperson of the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister and to offer my support for the efforts that are being made to promote Northern Ireland on the global stage .”

“The meetings and events that have been scheduled in Washington will offer a real opportunity to sell Northern Ireland as a preferred location for investment to some of the United States’ most influential political representatives and business people.”


Notes to Editors:

The Committee for the Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister is one of the statutory committees established by the Northern Ireland Assembly on 9 May 2007.

A motion was approved in the Assembly on Tuesday 12 June 2007 proposing that the committee’s name be changed from the Committee of the Centre to the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister.

The role of the Committee as set out in Standing Orders for the Northern Ireland Assembly is “to advise and assist the First Minister and the deputy First Minister in the formulation of policy with respect to matters within their responsibilities as Ministers jointly in charge of the Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister.”

Committee Membership: -

Danny Kennedy, Chairperson 
Naomi Long, Deputy Chairperson 
Martina Anderson 
Tom Elliott 
Dolores Kelly
Barry McElduff 
Francie Molloy 
Stephen Moutray 
Jim Shannon 
Jimmy Spratt 
Jim Wells

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