- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
On Monday 20 July 2015 I chaired my first proceedings as a member of the Panel of Chairs, to which I was appointed by Mr Speaker at the start of the current Parliamentary Session.
The Committee was considering the the draft Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2015. The Order provides to extend the provisions of the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 for trials without a jury to continue until July 2017.
The question was agreed to without the need for a division.
It was an honour to chair my first committee. As a member of the Panel of Chairs, I chair Delegated Legislation Committees, Westminster Hall Debate and Public Bill Committees.