Press Release

Inquiry Into The Devolution Of Policing And Justice

Session: 2007/2008

Date: Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Reference: R 18- 07/08

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee met today to continue its discussions on the structure and accountability arrangements for the organisations within any new department of policing and justice.

Speaking after the meeting, the Chairperson, the Rt Hon Jeffrey Donaldson, MP said The Committee has agreed the terms of a motion for a debate on the report of its ‘Inquiry into the Devolution of Policing and Justice’. The proposal for a debate will now be referred to the Business Committee.”

Mr Donaldson went on to explain

“Under arrangements agreed previously, the Committee must submit a report to the Assembly, by 29 February 2008, on progress towards the devolution of policing and justice matters. Thereafter, the Assembly must make its report to the Secretary of State, before 27 March 2008.”

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:


Rt. Hon. Jeffrey Donaldson, MP

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.

Find Your MLA

Locate your local MLA

Find MLA

News and Media Centre

Read press releases, watch live and archived video.

Find out more

Follow the Assembly

Keep up to date with what's happening at the Assembly.

Find out more


Enter your email address to keep up to date

Sign up