COMMITTEE OF THE CENTRE
EU AFFAIRS SUB COMMITTEE
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS:
TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER 2002
ROOM 152, PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS
Present: Mr Edwin Poots MLA (Convenor)
Dr Alasdair McDonnell MLA
Mr Ken Robinson MLA
Apologies: Mrs Eileen Bell MLA
Mr David Ervine MLA
Mr Barry McElduff MLA
In Attendance: Mr Hugh Farren (Committee Clerk)
Mrs Gillian Lewis
Mr Gary Tate
Ms Pauline Innes
The meeting opened at 11.40am in public session.
Apologies are listed above.
2. Convenor's business
3. Approval of draft minutes
The minutes of the previous meeting on 17 September 2002 were agreed and signed by the Convenor.
4. Matters arising
5. Inquiry into the remit and workload of a Standing Committee on EU Affairs
Evidence from Scottish Parliament European Committee
The evidence session began at 11.42am. Evidence on the remit and workload of a Standing Committee on EU Affairs was taken from Mrs Irene Oldfather, Convenor, Scottish Parliament European Committee and Mr Stephen Imrie, Clerk to the Committee. The minutes of evidence will appear in the Sub Committee's Inquiry report.
The representatives left the meeting at 12.15pm.
The meeting was suspended at 12.15pm and reconvened at 12.30pm.
Evidence from House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union
The evidence session began at 12.31pm. Evidence on the remit and workload of a Standing Committee on EU Affairs was taken from Lord Brabazon of Tara, Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union and Mr Simon Burton, Clerk to the Committee. The minutes of evidence will appear in the Sub Committee's Inquiry report.
The representatives left the meeting at 12.59pm.
6. Any other business
7. Date and time of next meeting
The next meeting of the EU Affairs Sub Committee will take place on Tuesday, 8 October 2002 at 11.00am in Room 152, Parliament Buildings.
The Convenor adjourned the meeting at 1.00pm.
COUNCILLOR EDWIN POOTS MLA
Convenor, EU Affairs Sub Committee, Committee of the Centre
8 October 2002