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Membership of the Health, Social Services and Public Safety Committee 1999-2002

The Finance and Personnel Committee was established to "advise and assist" the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety. The Committee provided a system of checks and balances and allowed Assembly members to question Ministers on policy matters. It operated during those periods from November 1999 until October 2002 when devolved power in Northern Ireland was fully operational. The two most senior figures on the Committee were the chair and deputy chair.

Health, Social Services and Public Safety Committee 1999-2002

  • Chairperson: Dr Joe Hendron (SDLP)
  • Deputy Chairperson: Mr Tommy Gallagher (SDLP)
  • Ms Pauline Armitage4 (Independent Unionist)
  • Mr Paul Berry (DUP)
  • Rev Robert Coulter1 (UUP)
  • Mrs Annie Courtney3 (Independent)
  • Mr Tom Hamilton2 (UUP)
  • Mr John Kelly (SF)
  • Prof Monica McWilliams (NIWC)
  • Ms Sue Ramsey (SF)
  • Mrs Iris Robinson (DUP)

Changes Relating to the Health, Social Services and Public Safety Committee 1999-2002
1 Rev Robert Coulter replaced Mrs Joan Carson as a member of the Committee from 11 September 2000.
2 Mr Tom Hamilton replaced Mr Alan McFarland as a member of the Committee from 11 March 2002.
3 Mrs Annie Courtney replaced Ms Carmel Hanna as a member of the Committee from 21 January 2002. Mrs Annie Courtney resigned from the SDLP in April 2003 and from then was designated as an Independent.
4 Ms Pauline Armitage resigned from the UUP and sat as an Independent Unionist MLA from 2 November 2001.

Dates and Meetings of the Health, Social Services and Public Safety Committee 1999-2002
Dates and Meetings of the Health, Social Services and Public Safety Committee 1999-2002 can be found at the following links:
http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/health/healthmin.htm
http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/health/healthmin_archived.htm


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