The Northern Ireland Assembly was dissolved at 00:01 on Thursday 26 January, 2017. The elections will take place on Thursday 2 March, 2017.

Changes to Arrangements for All Party Notices

The Business Committee agreed on Tuesday 10 January 2012, that APNs will no longer be issued in hard copy. Instead they will be issued to Members via email only, and copied to party support staff. It was also agreed that the new arrangements will start on Monday 16 January 2012.

Notwithstanding any exceptional circumstances, only one APN will issue each day. The deadline for submitting information to the Business Office ( for inclusion in an APN is 4.00pm. All items of information submitted will be included in the daily APN, which will come as soon as the deadline has passed.

An APN template will be available on Assist, with the other Assembly Business forms, to be used by Members and party support staff when submitting information to the Business Office. Guidance will also be available on Assist on what should be included e.g. date, time and the location of a meeting, and contact details. Party support staff will be contacted and fully briefed on the new system.

Nick Mitford (Tel: 21447, or email: will be happy to help with any queries. 


Items for inclusion in future All Party Notices should be forwarded to the Clerk of Plenary Business, Room 32, Parliament Buildings, Stormont  (Fax:  90 (5)21962) or emailed to the Business Office on

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