Press Release

OFMDFM Committee’s Concerns About Proposals For Eu Directive On Gender Goods And Services

Session: 2007/2008

Date: Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Reference: COFMDFM 14/07

A meeting of the Committee for the Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister today considered a letter from the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister about proposals for implementing the EU Directive on Gender, Goods and Services.

The Chairperson Mr Danny Kennedy MLA said,

“The Committee has concerns following the receipt of the letter advising that UK Ministers have decided to implement the EU Directive on Gender, Goods and Services and agreed to seek detailed clarification on the proposals from the First Minister and deputy First Minister”.

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.

A motion was approved in the Assembly on Tuesday 12 June 2007 proposing that the committee’s name be changed from the Committee of the Centre to the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister.

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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