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Membership of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee 2007-2011

Each of the Statutory Departmental Committees is made up of 11 Assembly members to "advise and assist" the Minister. The Committees provide a system of checks and balances and allow Assembly members to question Ministers on policy matters. The two most senior figures on each Committee are the chair and deputy chair.

Agriculture and Rural Development Committee 2007-2011

  • Chairperson:Mr Stephen Moutray4,9 (DUP)
  • Deputy Chairperson:Mr Roy Beggs12,13 (UUP)
  • Mr PJ Bradley3,7 (SDLP)
  • Mr Trevor Clarke5,11 (DUP)
  • Mr Willie Clarke (SF)
  • Mr Pat Doherty (SF)
  • Mr Simpson Gibson2,6,10 (DUP)
  • Mr William Irwin (DUP)
  • Mr Francie Molloy1 (SF)
  • Mr Kieran McCarthy8 (APNI)
  • Mr George Savage (UUP)

Changes Relating to Committee for Agriculture and Regional Development Committee 2007-2011
1 Mr Pat Doherty replaced Mr Gerry McHugh as a member of the Committee from 21 January 2008.
2 Mr Edwin Poots replaced Mr Allan Bresland as a member of the Committee from 15 September 2008.
3 Mr Patsy McGlone replaced Mr PJ Bradley as a member of of the Committee from 29 June 2009.
4 Mr Ian Paisley Jr replaced Dr William McCrea as Chairperson of the Committee from 4 July 2009.
5 Rev Dr William McCrea replaced Mr Trevor Clarke as a member of the Committee from 14 September 2009.
6 Mr Jim Shannon replaced Mr Edwin Poots as a member of the Committee from 14 September 2009.
7 Mr PJ Bradley replaced Mr Patsy McGlone of the Committee from 8 March 2010.
8 Mr Kieran McCarthy became a member of the Committee from 13 April 2010. From 13 April Mr Thomas Burns ceased to be a member of the Committee.
9 Mr Stephen Moutray became Chairperson of the Committee from 23 June 2010 and replaced Mr Ian Paisley who had resigned from the Assembly on 21 June 2010.
Rev William McCrea resigned as a member of the Committee from 1 July 2010.
Mr Jim Shannon resigned as a member of the Committee from 1 August 2010.
10 Mr Simpson Gibson became a member of the Committee from 13 September 2010.
11 Mr Trevor Clarke became a member of the Committee from 13 September 2010.
12 Mr Tom Elliott resigned as Deputy Chairperson of the Committee from 4 October 2010.
13 Mr Roy Beggs was appointed as Deputy Chairperson of the Committee from 5 October 2010.

Dates and Meetings of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee 2007-2011
Dates and Meetings of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee 2007-2011 can be found at the following links:
http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/agriculture/2007mandate/agriculturemin_07.htm



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