Committee Inquiries

Northern Ireland Assembly Committees examine Bills put forward by Government departments and hold inquiries on issues that are important to everyone in Northern Ireland. The Committees want to hear your views to help them make their decisions about laws for Northern Ireland. They do this through a 'Call for Evidence' – a formal gathering of views.

An Assembly Committee might decide to hold an inquiry on a particular topic. The Committee will gather views on the issue and write a report on its findings. The report is discussed by MLAs at the Assembly and is sent to the relevant Department. Committees also gather views on Bills developed by individual MLAs, called Private Members' Bills. Committees are specifically interested in the wording of the Bill and whether anything is missing from it.

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