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Committee A - Sovereign Matters

Sovereign matters

Committee A considers sovereign matters of relevance to both Britain and Ireland. It has examined and made recommendations on a number of important issues over the last 20 years.

These include:

  • The implementation of the Good Friday/ Belfast Agreement 
  • Extradition and transfer of prisoners
  • Cross border police co-operation 
  • Freedom of movement between Britain and Ireland

You can find the Committee's reports and responses to them here: Committee A reports and responses 

 

Members

It is made-up of six members from each of the British and Irish parliaments. Its members are:

Peter Fitzpatrick TD (Chair)
Nigel Mills MP (Vice-Chair)
Lord Bew 
Declan Breathnach TD 
Senator Paul Coghlan
Rosie Cooper MP
Rt. Hon Jeffrey Donaldson MP 
Senator Frank Feighan
Kathleen Funchion TD
Lord Lexden
Brendan Smith TD
Labour Peer Vacancy

Associates: The Viscount Bridgeman, Bob Steward MP, Lord Donoughue, Joe Carey TD

Clerk: Raymond Mullen
Shadow Clerk: Nick Taylor

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