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Membership of the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister 2007-2011

The role of this committee is to advise and assist the First Minister and Deputy First Minister on any matters relating to their responsibilites as Ministers. In addition it also undertakes a scrutiny, policy development and consultation role with respect to the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister and plays a key role in the consideration and development of legislation. The two most senior figures on each Committee are the chair and deputy chair.

Committee for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister 2007-2011*

  • Chairperson: Mr Tom Elliott10 (UUP)
  • Deputy Chairperson: Dr Stephen Farry5,6 (APNI)
  • Ms Martina Anderson (SF)
  • Mr Allan Bresland8
  • Mr William Humphrey7,9
  • Mr Tom Elliott (UUP)
  • Mrs Dolores Kelly2,4 (SDLP)
  • Mr Danny Kinahan11 (UUP)
  • Mr Francie Molloy (SF)
  • Mr Barry McElduff (SF)
  • Mr George Robinson1,3 (DUP)
  • Mr Jimmy Spratt (DUP)

Changes Relating to Committee for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister 2007-2011
1 Mr Ian McCrea replaced Mr Jim Wells as a member of the Committee from 15 September 2008.
2 Mr Alex Attwood replaced Mrs Dolores Kelly as a member of the Committee from 29 June 2009.
3 Mr George Robinson replaced Mr Ian McCrea as a member of the Committee from 14 September 2009.
4 Mrs Dolores Kelly replaced Mr Alex Attwood as a member of the Committee from 24 May 2010.
5 Ms Naomi Long resigned as Deputy Chairperson of the Committee from 28 June 2010.
6 Dr Stephen Farry was appointed as Deputy Chairperson of the Committee from 29 June 2010.
Mr Jim Shannon resigned as a member of the Committee from 1 August 2010.
7 Mr Trevor Clarke replaced Mr Stephen Moutray as a member of the Committee from 13 September 2010.
8 Mr Allan Bresland was appointed as a member of the Committee from 13 September 2010.
9 Mr William Humphrey replaced Mr Trevor Clarke as a member of the Committee from 4 October 2010.
10 Mr Tom Elliott replaced Mr Danny Kennedy as Chairperson of the Committee from 27 October 2010; Mr Kennedy resigned from the Committee.
11 Mr Danny Kinahan was appointed as a member of the Committee from 8 November 2010.


* The Assembly approved a motion on 12 June 2007 to change the name of the committee from Committee of the Centre to Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister.

Dates and Meetings of the Committee for the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister 2007-2011
Dates and Meetings of the Committee for the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister 2007-2011 can be found at the following links:
http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/centre/2007mandate/centremins_07.htm


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