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Membership of the Social Development Committee 2007-2011
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Each of the Statutory Departmental Committees is made up of 11 Assembly members to "advise and assist" the Ministers. The Committees provide a system of checks and balances and allow Assembly members to question Ministers on policy matters. The two most senior figures on each Committee are the chair and deputy chair.
Social Development Committee 2007-2011
- Chairperson: Mr Simon Hamilton2,5 (DUP)
- Deputy Chairperson: Ms Carál Ní Chuilín1,7 (SF)
- Mr Sydney Anderson9 (DUP)
- Mr Mickey Brady (SF)
- Mrs Mary Bradley4 (SDLP)
- Mr Jonathan Craig2 (UUP)
- Mr Alex Easton 6 (SF)
- Mr Tommy Gallagher8 (SDLP)
- Ms Anna Lo (APNI)
- Mr John McCallister3,10 UUP
- Mr Fra McCann (SF)
Changes Relating to the Social Development Committee 2007-2011
1 Ms Carál Ní Chuilín replaced Mrs Claire McGill as a member of the Committee from 20 May 2008.
2 Mr David Simpson replaced Mr Gregory Campbell as Chairperson of the Committee from 9 June 2008.
3 Mr Billy Armstrong replaced Mr Fred Cobain as a member of the Committee from 29 September 2008.
4 Mrs Mary Bradley replaced Mr Alban Maginness as a member of the Committee from 29 June 2009.
5 Mr Simon Hamilton replaced Mr David Simpson MP MLA as Chairperson of the Committee from 4 July 2009.
6 Mr Alex Easton replaced Miss Michelle McIlveen as a member of the Committee from 14 September 2009.
7 Mr David Hilditch ceased to be Deputy Chairperson of the Committee from 12 April 2010.
7 Ms Carál Ní Chuilín was appointed as Deputy Chairperson of the Committee from 12 April 2010.
8 Mr Tommy Gallagher replaced Mr Thomas Burns as a member of the Committee from 24 May 2010.
9 Mr Sydney Anderson replaced Mr David Hilditch as a member of the Committee from 13 September 2010.
10 Mr Mr John McCallister replaced Mr Billy Armstrong as a member of the Committee from 1 November 2010.
Dates and Meetings of the Social Development Committee 2007-2011
Dates and Meetings of the Social Development Committee 2007-2011 can be found at the following links: