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Banking and the economy to be discussed at British Irish Parliamentary Assembly

Added 18-Oct-2011

The banking crisis and the economy will be the key issues under discussion at the 43rd plenary of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly* that will take place in the Grand Hotel, Brighton, from Monday 24th - Tuesday 25th October 2011.

Sally Scutt, Deputy Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, and managing Director, International Banking Federation, will provide a perspective on the economy and the financial crisis from the banking sector.

Other speakers over the course of the plenary will include the Justice Minister in the Northern Ireland Executive, David Ford MLA, who will provide an update on the law and order situation in Northern Ireland, while Martin Howe QC will address the Assembly on the Commission on a Bill of Rights that was established by the UK Government in march 2011.

The provisional agenda for the plenary is:

Monday 24 October

0900 Opening remarks from the Co-Chairmen

1000 Bill of Rights Commission - Martin Howe QC

1100 Northern Ireland Office - Lord Shutt

1600 The economy: the view from the banks - Sally Scutt, British Bankers Association

Tuesday 25 October

1000 Law and order in Northern Ireland - David Ford MLA, Justice Minister

Media outlets are welcome to attend or send a representative to the plenary. Those attending are requested to contact Ronan Farren, Q4 Public Relations (contact details below), for further information, accreditation and to make the necessary arrangements.


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