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The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission is the corporate body of the Northern Ireland Assembly. It has the responsibility, under section 40(4) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, to provide the Assembly with the property, staff and services required for the Assembly to carry out its work. The Assembly Commission may delegate any of its functions to the Speaker or a member of staff of the Assembly and may determine its own procedures.
The second stage (of a Bill) is the first opportunity that all MLAs have to debate the general principles of a Bill. Members can also point to those issues that they want to discuss in more detail at later stages. At the end of the debate, MLAs vote on whether the Bill should proceed to the next Stage (the Committee Stage) in the process.
The main function of the Business Committee is to consider what plenary business is to be scheduled and to make arrangements for how that business will be conducted in the Assembly Chamber. The Business Committee has a maximum membership of thirteen and is made up of representatives from the Executive political parties. It is chaired by the Speaker of the Assembly.
The Northern Ireland Assembly is the devolved legislature for Northern Ireland. It is responsible for making laws on transferred matters in Northern Ireland and for scrutinising the work of Ministers and Government Departments.
The Assembly Information Management System (AIMS) provides easy access to information on MLAs and the procedural information published by the Northern Ireland Assembly.
The Assembly Education Service provide free education programmes and resources for young people, teachers, youth leaders, or anyone who wants to learn about the role of the Assembly and the work we do. The website provides a range of interactive resources linked to the curriculum: