Press Release

Committee For Education Welcomes Agreement

Session: 2007/2008

Date: Friday, 30 November 2007

Reference: EDU 05/07

At today’s meeting of the Committee for Education, the Committee welcomed the collective agreement, by some Trade Unions, on the proposals for Classroom Assistants, which were contained in the Employers’ offer of 28 September 2007.

In welcoming this development, the Chairperson of the Committee, Mr Sammy Wilson MP MLA, said:

“I hope that this will bring all schools affected by the Classroom Assistants’ dispute back to normality as soon as possible – without further interruption to the children’s education”.

Notes to Editors:

The Chairperson of the Committee is Mr Sammy Wilson, MP MLA 
The Deputy Chairperson is Mr Dominic Bradley MLA

The Committee has a further 9 members: 
Mrs Mary Bradley MLA 
Mr Paul Butler MLA 
Rt. Hon Mr Jeffrey Donaldson MP MLA 
Mr Trevor Lunn MLA 
Mr Basil McCrea MLA 
Miss Michelle McIlveen MLA 
Ms Michelle O’Neill MLA 
Mr Ken Robinson MLA 
Mr Mervyn Storey MLA

The Committee has a scrutiny, policy development and consultative role, and advises the Minister of Education directly on the policies and plans of the Department.

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