HL Deb 17 May 2004 vol 661 c53WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the procedure for appointing a replacement chairman for a cross-border implementation body following the resignation of the chairman. [HL2633]

Baroness Amos

Under the Implementation Bodies Agreement of 8 March 1999 made between the British and Irish Governments, it is for the North/South Ministerial Council to make the appointment to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of the chairperson of a North/South implementation body.

During suspension, such decisions are taken by the British and Irish Governments under the agreement made between the two governments on 19 November 2002.