Coronavirus Northern Ireland: New Ad Hoc Covid-19 response committee announced

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Alex Maskey MLA, today announced the first meeting of a new Ad Hoc Committee set up to respond to COVID-19.

The Committee’s first meeting will be in the Assembly Chamber on Tuesday, 7 April at 2.30pm when the First and deputy First Ministers will deliver a statement, followed by a statement from the Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.



Speaker Maskey told Newry Times, “This Ad hoc Committee is an important way for Assembly scrutiny of Ministers to continue, in a different but no less rigorous way, in these challenging times.

“It will provide a flexible way for all MLAs to be updated by Ministers and to raise with them issues affecting their constituents in what is a very fast-moving situation.



“The creation of this Committee comes alongside a range of other decisions the Assembly has taken, with the cooperation of all parties, in managing its business in these exceptional times.

He added, “I hope that it will make a positive contribution to the many decisions and policies that will be put into place over the coming weeks and months.”




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