Press Release

Committee Questions Junior Ministers on resources and priorities for Children and Young People

Session: 2007/2008

Date: Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Reference: COFMDFM 18/07

The Committee for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister today questioned Junior Minister Kelly and Junior Minister Paisley on their role in ensuring that the Executive’s priorities for Children and Young People are adequately resourced and effectively addressed.

Speaking after the meeting, the Chairperson of the Committee, Mr Danny Kennedy MLA said:

“The Committee welcomes the Junior Ministers proposals to re-establish the Ministerial Sub-Committee on Children and Young People, and would encourage the Executive to adopt this proposal as soon as possible.”

“The Committee urges the Junior Ministers to ensure that all Departments deliver on their commitments to Children and Young People.”


Notes to Editors:

1. 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.

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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