Committee releases summary of legal advice on section 44 request for Giant’s Causeway papers

Session: 2007/2008

Date: 29 February 2008

Reference: ENV 01/07/08

The Committee for the Environment has issued a summary of the legal advice relating to the request for the release of papers by the Department of the Environment on the Giant’s Causeway planning application.

The summary sets out the background to the request and a summary of the legal advice provided to the Committee under Section 44 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

A copy of the attached summary is available on the Northern Ireland Assembly website.


Attached: 2008 02 28 - Summary of legal advice on Section 44 request

Notes to editors

The decision to release the information was taken at the Committee for the Environment meeting on 28 February 2008

The Committee for the Environment will next meet on Thursday 6 March 2008 at 10.00am in Room 144, Parliament Buildings.

Committee Membership
Patsy McGlone, Chairperson
Cathal Boylan, Deputy Chairperson
Billy Armstrong
Trevor Clarke
David Ford
Tommy Gallagher
Samuel Gardiner
Ian McCrea
Daithí McKay
Alastair Ross
Peter Weir

Further information can be obtained from: -
Stephanie Mallon
Information Office, Parliament Buildings
Tel: 028 9052 1953

Ms Patricia Casey
Clerk to the Committee
Committee for the Environment,
Room 245,
Parliament Buildings,
Belfast BT4 3XX.

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