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Membership of the Education Committee 2007-2011

Each of the Statutory Departmental Committees is made up of 11 Assembly members to "advise and assist" the Ministers. 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.

Education Committee 2007-2011

  • Chairperson:Mr Mervyn Storey3 (DUP)
  • Deputy Chairperson: Mr David Hilditch4,7,8 (DUP)
  • Mr Dominic Bradley (SDLP)
  • Mrs Mary Bradley (SDLP)
  • Mr Jonathan Craig1,7,9 (DUP)
  • Sir Reg Empey5,6,10 (UUP)
  • Mr Trevor Lunn (APNI)
  • Mr Basil McCrea (UUP)
  • Ms Michelle McIlveen (DUP)
  • Mr John O'Dowd2 (SF)
  • Ms Michelle O'Neill (SF)

Changes Relating to the Education Committee 2007-2011
1 Mr Nelson McCausland replaced Mr Jeffrey Donaldson as a member of the Committee from 31 March 2008.
2 Mr John ODowd replaced Mr Paul Butler as a member of the Committee from 20 May 2008.
3 Mr Mervyn Storey replaced Mr Sammy Wilson as Chairperson of the Committee from 10 June 2008.
4 Mr Edwin Poots replaced Mr Sammy Wilson as a member of the Committee from 17 June 2008.
5 Mr Tom Elliott replaced Mr Ken Robinson as a member of the Committee from 6 January 2009.
6 Mr John McCallister replaced Mr Tom Elliott as a member of the Committee from 22 June 2009.
7 Mr Jonathan Craig replaced Mr Edwin Poots as a member of the Committee from 14 September 2009 and Mr Alastair Ross replaced Mr Nelson McCausland as a member of the Committee from 14 September 2009.
8 Mr David Hilditch was appointed as Deputy Chairperson of the Committee from 12 April 2010.
8 Mr Dominic Bradley ceased to be Deputy Chairperson of the Committee from 12 April 2010.
8 Mr Jonathan Craig ceased to be a member of the Committee from 13 April 2010.
9 Mr Jonathan Craig replaced Mr Alastair Ross as a member of the Committee from 13 September 2010.
10 Sir Reg Empey replaced Mr John McCallister as a member of the Committee from 8 November 2010.

Dates and Meetings of the Education Committee 2007-2011
Dates and Meetings of the Education Committee 2007-2011 can be found at the following links:
http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/education/2007mandate/educationmins_07.htm


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