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Parties Agree Committee Positions

3 April, 2007

Speaking after a meeting in Stormont between the parties, which agreed the various Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs, Sinn Féin Assembly member John O'Dowd who will Chair the Public Accounts Committee said:

"Following on from yesterday's agreement between the parties to allocate the various Ministerial Departments we met at Stormont today to allocate the various committee Chairs and Deputy Chairs.

"As with Monday's meeting good business was done and the work was completed without any problems.

"If we can continue with this sort of sensible approach over the next six weeks, and I have no doubt that we will, then all of the different aspects of the political institutions will hit the ground running on May 8th.

"In the meantime the parties need to continue to work together to ensure that we are collectively ready to meet the very many challenges which will lie ahead for both Ministers and MLAs as we seek to undo the damage caused
by a succession of British Direct Rule Ministers." ENDS

Editors Note:
Sinn Fein will chair the following Committees:
Finance and Personnel
Culture, Arts and Leisure
Employment and Learning
Public Accounts

Sinn Féin will have Vice Chairs in the following Committees
Enterprise, Trade and Investment
Institutional Review
Standards and Privileges

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