Member of Parliament for Brecon and Radnorshire, Fay Jones MP has been appointed to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee.
Having run against two other Conservative Members of Parliament for the role, Miss Jones was officially appointed to the Committee on Monday 11th January 2021, and her first committee meeting will take place on Wednesday.
The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee is a cross party group of 13 Members of Parliament who examine the policy, expenditure and administration of the Northern Ireland Office and its associated public bodies.
Currently the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee are carrying out six inquiries on a range of topics from Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s part: The UK Government’s New Proposals, to Unfettered Access: Northern Ireland and custom arrangements after Brexit.
Commenting on her appointment, Miss Jones said:
“I am delighted to have been elected to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee; it is a real honour having run against two esteemed colleagues for the role.
“Northern Ireland is at the forefront of current affairs at the moment, with the European Union Trade Agreement having just been signed. From having spoken to a number of former soldiers who live in Brecon, I am also keen to scrutinise the government’s plans to bring forward legislation designed to protect military personnel who served in Northern Ireland from unfounded prosecutions.
“I am also keen to use my role on the committee to maintain strong links between Wales and Northern Ireland; we have a huge amount in common from our agriculture to our rugby and so I’m looking forward to getting started.”