§ 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.