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:

Chairperson:

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 (www.niassembly.gov.uk) for details of meetings prior to arriving at Parliament Buildings.

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