Press Release

Assembly and Executive Review Committee

Session: 2007/2008

Date: Tuesday, 08 April 2008

Reference: AER 19- 07/08

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee met today with Mr Jimmy Spratt succeeding Rt. Hon. Jeffrey Donaldson MP as the Chairperson.

The Committee discussed the forward work programme and agreed the focus of its attention should be the issue of multiple mandates.

The Committee decided to invite the political parties to submit revised position papers on the issue of multiple mandates, to take particular account of the recent announcement in relation to the Review of Public Administration and the proposal for 11 Councils. The Committee also proposes to consider the merit of investigating how the issue of multiple mandates is dealt with in other jurisdictions.

The Committee agreed a revised forward work programme and will meet on a fortnightly basis.

Notes to Editors:

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee is a Standing Committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Membership of the Committee is as follows:


Mr Jimmy Spratt

Deputy Chairperson:

Mr Raymond McCartney

Committee Members:

Mr Alex Attwood


Mrs Carmel Hanna


Mr Danny Kennedy


Mr Nelson McCausland


Mr Ian McCrea


Mr Alan McFarland


Ms Carál Ní Chuilín


Mr John O’Dowd


Mr George Robinson

The Committee meets in Parliament Buildings and visitors are welcome to attend open sessions. Members of the public are advised to check the website ( for details of meetings prior to arriving at Parliament Buildings.

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