HC Deb 26 November 1997 vol 301 c582W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the designation is of Senator Mitchell and General De Chastelain in relation to strand two of the Castle Buildings negotiations; and if she will list the names of the chairmen of the committees. [13017]

Mr. Paul Murphy

The talks participants decided on 24 September that Senator Mitchell, Prime Minister Holkeri and General de Chastelain should act as Joint Chairmen of Strand Two of the negotiations.

On the same date, they agreed that the Liaison sub-committees on Decommissioning and Confidence-Building Measures should be chaired by Senator Mitchell, as Chairman of the Plenary. General de Chastelain is under the rules of procedure Chairman of the Business Committee. Prime Minister Holkeri is by virtue of the rules Alternate Chairman of all the committees.