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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE FORTIETH MEETING OF
THE COMMITTEE ON STANDARDS AND PRIVILEGES
IN ROOM 135, PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS
ON TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER 2002
Present: Mr D McClelland (Chairman)
Apologies: Mr M Coyle
In Attendance: Mr J Torney
The Committee met at 10.01 a.m. in private session.
1. Chairman's Introduction
The Chairman welcomed Members to the fortieth meeting of the Committee.
Apologies were received from Mr M Coyle, Dr D O'Hagan and Mr J Wells.
3. Declaration of Interests
The Chairman reminded Members of their obligation to declare any relevant financial or other interests before and during each committee meeting.
4. Minutes of proceedings of the meeting of 24 September 2002
The Committee adopted the minutes of proceedings of the meeting of 24th September 2002. (Proposed: Dr I Adamson: Seconded: Mr K McCarthy).
5. Committee Inquiry/Review of "The Code of Conduct" and "The Guide to the Rules Relating to the Conduct of Members"
The following witnesses were called and examined:
Mr D Hussey joined the meeting at 10.42
6. Legislation - Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (Assembly Standards) Bill
Sir J Gorman left the meeting at 10.29
The Committee agreed to a small number of proposed amendments to the Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (Assembly Standards) Bill.
Mr K McCarthy left the meeting at 11.14
7. Register of Members' Interests: Fourth Edition
The Committee noted progress in publishing an updated edition of the Register of Members' Interests.
8. Date and Time of Next Meeting
The Committee agreed to meet on Tuesday 8 October 2002 at 10.00 a.m.
in Room 135, Parliament Buildings.
Mr Donovan McClelland MLA
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