Assembly and Executive Review Committee

The Assembly & Executive Review Committee is established under the Northern Ireland Act 1998. Its role is to review matters relating to the functioning of the Assembly and the Executive.

In particular, the Committee is required to review and report on the operation of Parts III and IV of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.  Part III deals with Executive Authorities and Part IV deals with a range of areas including Assembly Elections and Assembly Proceedings etc.

For example the Committee carried out a ‘Review of Petitions of Concern’ as part of its review of Parts III and IV of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. This review took into account how the Petition of Concern has been used to date and the fact that the mechanism was designed as part of the safeguards to ensure that all sections of the community are protected and can participate and work together successfully in the operation of these institutions. View a copy of its Report (March 2014) of the Review - other Committee Reports can be found hereThe Committee Chairperson is Mr Stephen Moutray.

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The Assembly and Executive Review Committee, as part of their Inquiry into Women in Politics will host roundtable discussions in the Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings on 23 October 2014.

‘Women in Politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly’ will include roundtable discussions with guest speakers including Junior Ministers and representatives from the Equality Commission NI, the University of Ulster, the OFMdFM Equality and Human Rights Unit and the Local Staff Commission for NI.

Forthcoming business will be published in the Business Diary.

Review into ‘Women in Politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly’

At its 6 May 2014 meeting, the Assembly and Executive Review Committee agreed to undertake a Review of Women in Politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly.

On 24 June 2014 the Committee agreed its Terms of Reference and ‘Call for Evidence’ (PDF) paper and now would like to hear from you.

Please Note the Deadline: Wednesday 3 September 2014

The Minutes of Evidence under Quick Links on this page records some oral evidence sessions which the Committee has taken to date under this review.

If you have any queries you can Telephone 028 90 521928 or by e-mail to: committee.assembly&

Committee Visits Wales To Explore Initiatives To Increase The Participation Of Women In Politics

Stephen Moutray MLA, Chair of the Assembly and Executive Review Committee talks about the Committee's Review into 'Women in Politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly'. The Committee recently visited the National Assembly of Wales to find out more about some of its initiatives to increase the participation of women in politics.

Find out more here.

Contact the Committee

Committee Clerk: John Simmons

Room 242,Parliament Buildings,
Belfast, BT4 3XX

Tel: (028) 9052 1787
Email: committee.assembly&

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