The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission
Welcome to the home page of the Assembly Commission. Here you will find out further information regarding the membership and functions of the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission.
The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission was appointed by resolution of the Assembly on the 31 May 2016.
The Commission’s Legislative Base
The Northern Ireland Act 1998 states, "there shall be a body corporate known as the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission ("the Commission") to perform:
(a) the functions conferred on the Commission by virtue of any enactment; and
(b) any functions conferred on the Commission by resolution of the Assembly."
The Commission is the body corporate of the Northern Ireland Assembly. It has the responsibility, under section 40(4) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, to provide the Assembly, or ensure that the Assembly is provided 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 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 together form a new framework for regulating the processing of personal data in the UK from 25 May 2018, replacing the former Data Protection Act 1998.