Standards and Privileges
Welcome to the Home Page of the Committee on Standards and Privileges. Here you will find information about the Committee membership and the work of the Committee. The Committee Chairperson is Mr Alastair Ross.
The Committee considers matters relating to the conduct of Members, including reports from the Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards on investigations into complaints that a breach of the Code of Conduct has occurred.
The Committee is currently carrying out a review of the Code. If you would like to find out more, or make your views known, please follow the link.
As part of its review, the Committee recently visited the United States to meet with those with responsibility for parliamentary ethics in Congress and the General Assembly of Maryland. The Committee has published an account of the various meetings held during the visit.
The Committee on Standards and Privileges will meet in closed session at 1.30pm on Wednesday 30 April in Room 29, Parliament Buildings to consider correspondence from the Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards, and to continue its work on the Review of the Code of Conduct.
Forthcoming business will be published in the Business Diary.
The Assembly’s Committee on Standards and Privileges wants to hear your views.
The Committee is reviewing the Assembly’s Code of Conduct and Guide to the Rules Relating to the Conduct of Members. If you have an opinion on what rules should apply to MLAs then we would like to hear from you.
Click on this link for a copy of the Committee’s issue paper and for full details on how to respond, or call the Committee Office on 028 9052 1372.
Deadline: 16 May 2014