Reports and other documents approved by
The Body agreed to the following Resolutions
Twenty-Sixth Plenary, Kilkenny, 23rd
and 24th March 2003
RECENT POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS
THE CURRENT POLITICAL SITUATION
That the Body reaffirms its support for the Good
Friday Agreement, which was democratically endorsed by the people
of Ireland, both North and South; believes that the full implementation
of the Agreement is necessary to ensure peace, stability and sustainable
political institutions in Northern Ireland; welcomes the intensive
efforts of the two Governments, in consultation with political
parties in Northern Ireland, to secure rapid and full implementation
of the Agreement, including the restoration of devolved government
in Northern Ireland; calls upon all parties involved to redouble
their efforts to achieve a successful outcome to this process;
and looks forward to the prospect of the Agreement being fully
operational and in place before the Assembly elections on 29 May.
RULES OF THE BODY
That the Amendment to Rules (Questions deadlines
[Doc No 91]) be made with immediate effect.
That the Amendment to Rules (New Rule: Powers to
appoint sub-committees and rapporteurs [Doc No 92]) be made with
That the Amendment to Rules (Shadow Chairmen [Doc
No 93]) be made with immediate effect.
That the Body takes note of the Report of Committee
C on Tourism [Doc No 87] and the conclusions and recommendations
of the Report, which should be forwarded to both governments and
devolved administrations for their observations.
That the Body takes note of the Interim report of
Committee A on Penalty Points [Doc No 90].
SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BODY
That the Body takes note of the Seventh Annual Report
of the Body [Doc No 89].
Twenty-Seventh Plenary, Ware, 20th
and 21st October 2003
The Body agreed to the following Resolutions:
RECENT ILL-HEALTH OF THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER
That the Body is very sorry to hear of Tony Blair's
ill-health; recognizes the immense contribution which the Prime
Minister of the UK has made to try to bring about a lasting peaceful
solution in Northern Ireland as well as establishing a close working
relationship between our two countries; and wishes him a full
THE CURRENT POLITICAL SITUATION
That the Body remains fully supportive of the Good
Friday Agreement as the only way forward for the people of Northern
Ireland; recognizes the political progress brought about by the
peace process and the Good Friday Agreement, benefiting all the
people of these islands; acknowledges the collective responsibility
of all concerned, including the two governments and the pro-Agreement
parties, to make the Agreement work; calls upon all parties involved
to redouble their efforts to achieve the restoration of the devolved
institutions; trust that the elections to the Assembly, postponed
from May 2003, will be held before the end of the year; and looks
forward to welcoming a full delegation of Assembly Members to
its spring plenary in 2004.
THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTION FOR EUROPE
That the Body takes note of the proposed constitution
SELLAFIELD: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
That the Body takes note of the report Committee
D on Sellafield: Recent Developments and the conclusions and recommendations
of the report, which should be forwarded to both governments and
the other administrations represented on the Body for their observations
and to the British-Irish Council Secretariat for transmission
to members of the environmental sectoral group.
That the Body takes note of the report of the Committee
on Sovereign Matters on mutual recognition of penalty points and
agrees that the report should be forwarded to the British and
Irish governments and the devolved administrations for their observations.