A Quiet Word:
Lobbying, Crony Capitalism
and Broken Politics in Britain

The Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee (or simply the 'Northern Ireland Affairs Committee') is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The committee's remit is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Northern Ireland Office. Select Committees work in both houses and report on governmental departments and economic affairs. [1]
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February 2014

The Banking Structure in Northern Ireland

January 2014

The Banking Structure in Northern Ireland

  • Sam Woods, Director, Domestic UK Banks gave evidence on 8 Jan. [62]
  • Des Crowley, CEO, Bank of Ireland UK gave evidence on 15 Jan. [63]
  • Ian Sheppard, Head of Corporate and Business Banking NI gave evidence on 15 Jan. [63]
  • Sean Sheehan, Bank of Ireland gave evidence on 15 Jan. [63]
  • Gerry Mallon, CEO gave evidence on 15 Jan. [63]
  • Kevin Kingston, Danske Bank gave evidence on 15 Jan. [63]
  • Larry Broderick, General Secretary gave evidence on 22 Jan. [64]
  • Séamus Sheils, Communications Manager, IBOA The Finance Union gave evidence on 22 Jan. [64]
  • Paul Terrington, Chairman gave evidence on 22 Jan. [64]
  • Dr Joanne Stuart, former Chairman, Institute of Directors Northern Ireland gave evidence on 22 Jan. [64]
  • Jim Brown, Ulster Bank gave evidence on 29 Jan. [65]
  • Ellvena Graham, Ulster Bank NI gave evidence on 29 Jan. [65]
  • Des Moore, Director of Personal and Business Banking gave evidence on 29 Jan. [65]
  • Brian Gillan, First Trust Bank gave evidence on 29 Jan. [65]
  • Martin Stewart, Head, UK Banks and Mutuals, Bank of England Prudential Regulation Authority gave evidence on 8 Jan. [62]

December 2013

THE BANKING STRUCTURE IN NORTHERN IRELAND

  • Simon Hamilton MLA, Northern Ireland Executive gave evidence on 4 Dec. [58]
  • Kate Barker, Chair gave evidence on 11 Dec. [59]
  • Gerry Mallon, gave evidence on 11 Dec. [59]
  • Patricia O’Hagan, Members, Economic Advisory Group gave evidence on 11 Dec. [59]
  • Daithí McKay, Chairperson, Finance and Personnel Committee gave evidence on 17 Dec. [60]
  • Patsy McGlone, Enterprise, Trade and Investment Committee gave evidence on 17 Dec. [60]
  • Dr Robert Barry, Northern Ireland Assembly gave evidence on 17 Dec. [60]
  • Harry Sinclair, President gave evidence on 17 Dec. [60]
  • Clarke Black, Chief Executive, Ulster Farmers’ Union gave evidence on 17 Dec. [60]

November 2013

Minutes of EvidenceHC 798

  • Rt Hon Mrs Theresa Villiers MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland gave evidence on 6 Nov. [61]
  • Julian King, Director General gave evidence on 6 Nov. [61]
  • Mark Larmour, Northern Ireland Office gave evidence on 6 Nov. [61]

The banking structure in Northern Ireland

  • Glyn Roberts, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) gave evidence on 20 Nov. [57]
  • Ian Coulter, Chairman gave evidence on 20 Nov. [57]
  • Nigel Smyth, Director, CBI Northern Ireland gave evidence on 20 Nov. [57]

October 2013

Banking Structure IN NORTHERN IRELAND

  • Anthony Browne, Chief Executive gave evidence on 9 Oct. [54]
  • Irene Graham, Managing Director, Business Finance and Strategy, British Bankers’ Association gave evidence on 9 Oct. [54]
  • Wilfred Mitchell OBE, Northern Ireland Policy Chairman gave evidence on 16 Oct. [55]
  • Roger Pollen, Federation of Small Businesses gave evidence on 16 Oct. [55]

Current issues facing the Police Service of Northern Ireland

  • Chief Constable Matt Baggott CBE QPM, gave evidence on 29 Oct. [56]
  • Deputy Chief Constable Judith Gillespie OBE, gave evidence on 29 Oct. [56]
  • Assistant Chief Constable Drew Harris OBE, Police Service of Northern Ireland gave evidence on 29 Oct. [56]

September 2013

Banking Structure IN NORTHERN IRELAND

June 2013

IMPLEMENTATION OF The Armed Forces Covenant in Northern Ireland

May 2013

Implementation of the Armed Forces Covenant in Northern Ireland

  • Major Alan McDade, Chairman gave evidence on 15 May. [50]
  • Lt Col (Retd) Howard Brooker, Vice President gave evidence on 15 May. [50]
  • Capt (Retd) Raymond Corbett, Secretary, Regimental Association of the Royal Irish Regiment gave evidence on 15 May. [50]
  • Brigadier Rob Thomson, Commander, 38 (Irish) Brigade gave evidence on 15 May. [50]

April 2013

Implementation of the Armed Forces Covenant in Northern Ireland

  • Colonel Richard Gordon DL, Branch Chairman for NI, SSAFA Forces Help gave evidence on 17 Apr. [48]
  • Brian Maguire, Royal British Legion gave evidence on 17 Apr. [48]
  • Mr Peter Poole, Combat Stress gave evidence on 17 Apr. [48]
  • Colonel Paul Cummings, Director of Welfare, ABF the Soldiers’ Charity gave evidence on 17 Apr. [48]
  • Nelson McCausland MLA, Minister of the Department for Social Development NI gave evidence on 24 Apr. [49]
  • Edwin Poots MLA, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety NI gave evidence on 24 Apr. [49]

March 2013

Draft Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill

  • Sir Christopher Kelly, Committee on Standards in Public Life gave evidence on 6 Mar. [46]
  • Seamus Magee, Head of the Electoral Commission in Northern Ireland gave evidence on 6 Mar. [46]
  • Anna Carragher, Northern Ireland Commissioner gave evidence on 6 Mar. [46]
  • Peter Horne, Director of Party and Election Finance gave evidence on 6 Mar. [46]
  • Niall Bakewell, Northern Ireland Activism Coordinator gave evidence on 6 Mar. [46]
  • Declan Allison, Friends of the Earth gave evidence on 6 Mar. [46]
  • Rt Hon Mrs Theresa Villiers MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland gave evidence on 7 Mar. [47]

February 2013

DRAFT NORTHERN IRELAND (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) BILL

  • Mr Tom Elliott MLA, gave evidence on 26 Feb. [45]
  • Mr Mike Nesbitt MLA, Ulster Unionist party gave evidence on 26 Feb. [45]
  • Mr David McClarty MLA, Independent gave evidence on 26 Feb. [45]
  • Mr Richard Bullick, gave evidence on 26 Feb. [45]
  • Rt Hon Peter Robinson MLA, Democratic Unionist Party gave evidence on 26 Feb. [45]
  • Mr Conall McDevitt MLA, gave evidence on 26 Feb. [45]
  • Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP MLA, Social Democratic and Labour Party gave evidence on 26 Feb. [45]
  • Mr Raymond McCartney MLA, gave evidence on 26 Feb. [45]
  • Mr Sean Oliver, Sinn Féin gave evidence on 26 Feb. [45]

Examination of Witness

  • Trevor Reaney, Northern Ireland Assembly gave evidence on 25 Feb. [43]
  • Steven Agnew MLA, gave evidence on 25 Feb. [43]
  • Ross Brown, Green Party gave evidence on 25 Feb. [43]
  • Jim Allister MLA, Traditional Unionist Voice gave evidence on 25 Feb. [43]
  • David McNarry MLA, gave evidence on 25 Feb. [43]
  • Cllr Henry Reilly, UK Independence Party gave evidence on 25 Feb. [43]
  • Stewart Dickson MLA, gave evidence on 25 Feb. [43]
  • David Ford MLA, Alliance Party gave evidence on 25 Feb. [43]
  • Professor Michael O'Flaherty, gave evidence on 25 Feb. [43]
  • Virginia McVea, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission gave evidence on 25 Feb. [43]
  • Dr David Russell was in attendance, gave evidence on 25 Feb. [43]

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ARMED FORCES COVENANT IN NORTHERN IRELAND

  • Rt Hon Mark Francois MP, Minister of State for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans gave evidence on 27 Feb. [44]
  • Rear-Admiral Simon Williams OBE, Defence Services Secretary gave evidence on 27 Feb. [44]
  • Gavin Barlow, Ministry of Defence gave evidence on 27 Feb. [44]

January 2013

Examination of Witness

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE Armed Forces Covenant in Northern Ireland

  • Chris Carson, Acting Chairman gave evidence on 30 Jan. [42]
  • Iain Creswell, Local Authority Lead, Northern Ireland Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee gave evidence on 30 Jan. [42]

Minutes of EvidenceHC 877-i

The work of the Community Relations Council

October 2012

An Air Transport Strategy for Northern Ireland

  • Dr Liz Fawcett, Chair, Steering Group, Belfast City Airport Watch gave evidence on 24 Oct. [36]
  • Jenny Simon, Sydenham resident gave evidence on 24 Oct. [36]
  • Barney Gadd, BCAW Steering Group/Old Stranmillis Residents’ Association gave evidence on 24 Oct. [36]
  • Joe McGlade, BCAW Steering Group/Park Road and District Residents’ Association gave evidence on 24 Oct. [36]
  • John Rooney, Federation of Small Businesses gave evidence on 24 Oct. [36]
  • Glyn Roberts, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association gave evidence on 24 Oct. [36]

Minutes of EvidenceHC 616-i

September 2012

An air transport strategy for Northern Ireland

Fuel laundering and smuggling in Northern Ireland

  • Mike Norgrove, HMRC gave evidence on 5 Sep. [33]
  • Sarah Harlen, HMRC gave evidence on 5 Sep. [33]
  • John Whiting, HMRC gave evidence on 5 Sep. [33]
  • Pat Curtis, HMRC gave evidence on 5 Sep. [33]

July 2012

AN AIR TRANSPORT STRATEGY FOR NORTHERN IRELAND

June 2012

An Air Transport Strategy for Northern Ireland

May 2012

An Air Transport Strategy for Northern Ireland

  • Nigel Smyth, Director, CBI Northern Ireland gave evidence on 16 May. [28]
  • Matt Sheldon, CBI gave evidence on 16 May. [28]
  • Luke Pollard, ABTA gave evidence on 16 May. [28]
  • Doreen McKenzie, Proprietor, Knock Travel and ABTA member gave evidence on 16 May. [28]
  • David McMurray, Unite; gave evidence on 23 May. [29]
  • Catherine Horgan, gave evidence on 23 May. [29]
  • Angela Kelly, gave evidence on 23 May. [29]
  • Paula Spiers, bmi Cabin Crew and Unite members gave evidence on 23 May. [29]

April 2012

AIR TRANSPORT STRATEGY FOR NORTHERN IRELAND

March 2012

THE DECADE OF CENTENARIES

January 2012

Fuel Laundering and Smuggling

December 2011

Fuel Laundering and Smuggling

November 2011

Political Developments in Northern Ireland

  • Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland gave evidence on 30 Nov. [20]
  • Alan Whysall, Deputy Director, Constitutional and Political Group gave evidence on 30 Nov. [20]
  • Mark Larmour, Deputy Director, Security and Legacy Group gave evidence on 30 Nov. [20]

October 2011

Fuel LAUNDERING and Smuggling

September 2011

Fuel Laundering and Smuggling

June 2011

Air Passenger Duty: Implications for Northern Ireland

March 2011

Northern Ireland as an Enterprise Zone

  • Nigel Smyth, CBI Northern Ireland gave evidence on 2 Mar. [12]
  • Bill Scott, Invest Northern Ireland gave evidence on 2 Mar. [12]
  • Oonagh Hinds, Invest Northern Ireland gave evidence on 2 Mar. [12]
  • John Simpson, Part-time Consultant, Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster and a regular writer on the Northern Ireland Economy gave evidence on 9 Mar. [13]

February 2011

Northern Ireland as an enterprise zone

January 2011

Corporation Tax

  • Professor Rosa Greaves, University of Glasgow gave evidence on 12 Jan. [9]
  • Mr Phillip Kermode, Taxation and Customs Union Directorate General, EU Commission gave evidence on 12 Jan. [9]

December 2010

Corporation Tax in Northern Ireland

November 2010

CORPORATION TAX

  • Mr Peter Bunting, Assistant General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) gave evidence on 17 Nov. [6]
  • Mr Richard Murphy, Director, Tax Research gave evidence on 17 Nov. [6]
  • Dr Esmond Birnie, Chief Economist, PwC Northern Ireland gave evidence on 17 Nov. [6]

Corporation Tax in Northern Ireland

  • David Thomson, Northern Ireland Assembly gave evidence on 10 Nov. [5]
  • Mr Tony McManus, NYSE Technologies gave evidence on 24 Nov. [7]
  • Mr Mark MacGann, Senior Vice President, Head of European Government Affairs and Public Advocacy, NYSE Euronext gave evidence on 24 Nov. [7]
  • Mr John Simpson, Part-time Consultant, Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster, a regular writer on the Northern Ireland economy gave evidence on 24 Nov. [7]

October 2010

Bloody Sunday Inquiry

  • The Rt Hon The Lord Saville of Newdigate, Chair of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry gave evidence on 13 Oct. [3]

Corporation Tax  

September 2010

Introductory evidence with the Northern Ireland office

  • Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland gave evidence on 8 Sep. [2]
  • Alan Whysall, Deputy Director, Constitutional Policy and Legislation gave evidence on 8 Sep. [2]
  • Simon Case, Deputy Director, Rights, Elections and Legacy gave evidence on 8 Sep. [2]
  • Simon Marsh, Northern Ireland Office gave evidence on 8 Sep. [2]