Press Release

Committee Listens To Education Groups

Session: 2007/2008

Date: Friday, 15 February 2008

Reference: EDU 02/08

The Northern Ireland Assembly’s Committee for Education is holding its second informal reception in Parliament Buildings on Monday 18 February 2008. Over 20 different schools and organisations with an interest in education will have the opportunity to meet with Committee members to discuss their issues and concerns.

The Chairperson of the Committee, Mr Sammy Wilson MP, said:

“The Committee held its first informal reception in July last year, and the feedback from both members and attendees was very positive. The Committee welcomes this chance to engage directly with such groups. This reception is an excellent opportunity to hear from the large number of organisations who had asked to meet with the Committee”.

Notes to Editors:

The Informal Reception will be held in the Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings, from 4.00 – 6.00pm on Monday 18 February 2008.

Interviews and photo opportunities will be available. To arrange, or for further information, please contact Stephanie Mallon, Information Office, Northern Ireland Assembly, on 028 9052 1953.

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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