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Welcome to the Home Page of the Social Development Statutory Committee which has been established to advise and assist the Minister for Social Development, Mr Nigel Dodds MP in the formulation of policy with respect to matters within his responsibilities and to undertake a scrutiny, policy development and consultation role with respect to the Minister for Social Development, Mr Nigel Dodds MP.

Here you will find information about the Committee membership and the work of the Committee.


Democratic Unionist Party

Mr Mark Robinson
Mr Sammy Wilson

Progressive Unionist Party

Mr Billy Hutchinson

Sinn Fein

Ms Mary Nelis1
Mr Gerry Kelly**

Social Democratic and Labour Party

Mr Danny O'Connor
Mr Eamonn ONeill
Mr John Tierney

Ulster Unionist Party

Mr Fred Cobain*
Sir John Gorman
Mr Tom Hamilton2

**Deputy Chairperson

1. Ms Mary Nelis replaced Ms Michelle Gildernew on 1 July 2002.
2. Mr Tom Hamilton replaced Mr David McClarty on 6 February 2001.