Press Release

Assembly Committee to Visit South Down

Session: 2009/2010

Date: Monday, 17 May 2010

Reference: SD 14/09/10

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Social Development is to hold a meeting at the Slieve Donard in Newcastle on Thursday, 27 May 2010.

The meeting will focus on the Committee’s final report on the Welfare Reform Bill. This Bill includes important changes to Income Support and Community Care Grants. In a busy agenda, the Committee will also receive a briefing on the new Liquor Licensing Bill which includes proposals to increase late licensing for clubs and enhance police powers to close licensed premises.

Committee Chairperson, Simon Hamilton MLA said: “The Committee is committed to engaging with as many people as possible and coming to Newcastle gives us an excellent chance to talk to local people. Our Committee meetings give us the opportunity to explain our work and highlight the important role that we have in monitoring the work of the Department for Social Development.”

The meeting takes place at the Slieve Donard Hotel on 27 May at 4.45pm. The meeting is open to the public.

Notes to Editors:

The Committee for Social Development membership is:

Mr. Simon Hamilton MLA (Chairperson) 
Ms. Carál Ní Chuilín MLA (Deputy Chairperson) 
Mr. Billy Armstrong MLA 
Mrs. Mary Bradley MLA 
Mr. Mickey Brady MLA 
Mr. Thomas Burns MLA 
Mr. Jonathan Craig MLA 
Mr. Alex Easton MLA 
Mr. David Hilditch MLA 
Ms. Anna Lo MLA 
Mr. Fra McCann

The Clerk of the Social Development Committee is:

Peter McCallion 
Northern Ireland Assembly 
Phone: 028 90 521864 
Mobile : 07825141294 

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