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Membership of the Health, Social Services and Public Safety 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.

Health, Social Services and Public Safety Committee 2007-2011

  • Chairperson: Mr Jim Wells4 (DUP)
  • Deputy Chairperson: Ms Michelle O'Neill (SF)
  • Mr Mickey Brady1,13 (SF)
  • Mr Pól Callaghan3,11,14 SDLP
  • Mr Kieran Deeney (Indpendent)
  • Mr Alex Easton (DUP)
  • Mr Tommy Gallagher 8,10 (SDLP)
  • Mr Sam Gardiner2 (UUP)
  • Mr Paul Girvan9,12 (DUP)
  • Mr John McCallister (UUP)
  • Ms Sue Ramsey (SF)

Changes Relating to the Health, Social Services and Public Safety Committee 2007-2011
1 Mrs Claire McGill replaced Ms Carál Ní Chuilín as a member of the Committee from 20 May 2008.
2 Mr Sam Gardiner replaced Rev Dr Robert Coulter as a member of the Committee from 15 September 2008.
3 Mrs Dolores Kelly replaced Mr Tommy Gallagher as a member of the Committee from 29 June 2009.
4 Mr Jim Wells replaced Mrs Iris Robinson as Chairperson of the Committee from 4 July 2009.
5 Mrs Iris Robinson replaced Mr Thomas Buchanan as a member of the Committee from 23 September 2009.
6 Mrs Iris Robinson resigned as an MLA from 12 January 2010.
7 Mrs Carmel Hanna resigned as an MLA from 15 January 2010.
8 Mr Conall McDevitt replaced Mrs Carmel Hanna as a member of the Committee from 6 January 2010.
9 Mr Thomas Buchanan replaced Mrs Iris Robinson as a member of the Committee from 1 February 2010.
10 Mr Tommy Gallagher replaced Mr Conall McDevitt as a member of the Committee from 24 May 2010.
11 Mrs Mary Bradley replaced Mrs Dolores Kelly as a member of the Committee from 24 May 2010.
12 Mr Paul Girvan replaced Mr Thomas Buchanan as a member of the Committee from 13 September 2010.
13 Mr Mickey Brady replaced Mrs Claire McGill as a member of the Committee from 13 September 2010.
14 Mr Pól Callaghan replaced Mrs Mary Bradley as a member of the Committee from 22 November 2010.

Dates and Meetings of the Health, Social Services and Public Safety Committee 2007-2011
Dates and Meetings of the Finance and Personnel Committee 2007-2011 can be found at the following links:
http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/health/2007mandate/healthmin_07.htm


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