Press Release

Committee Reports The Views Of Statutory Committees On The Executive’s Draft Programme For Government And Investment Strategy

Session: 2007/2008

Date: Monday, 07 January 2008

Reference: COFMDFM 15/07

The Committee for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister today published its report on the draft Programme for Government and draft Investment Strategy for Northern Ireland. The report includes the views of all the Assembly’s statutory committees.

Following publication of the report, the Chairperson of the Committee, Mr Danny Kennedy said:

“ This report encompasses the views of all the Assembly’s statutory committees on the draft Programme for Government and draft Investment Strategy.”

“I trust that the First Minister and deputy First Minister and members of the Executive will take account of the responses when finalising the Programme for Government and Investment Strategy.”

The report was produced in response to a request from the First Minister and deputy First Minister, when they launched the consultation on the Programme for Government and Investment Strategy. The Committee for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister were asked to undertake a co-ordinating role in liaising with the other statutory committees and gathering their views on the Programme for Government and Investment Strategy.


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.

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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