Our policies and procedures

Policies and procedures for the conduct of the business of the Assembly

Bills

Draft Primary Legislation which is currently going through the various stages of the legislative process of the Northern Ireland Assembly

This information is available the day after introduction. Where necessary, amended Bills are available the day after consideration or further consideration stage has been competed.

Assembly Legislation

A hard copy of the information is also available from the TSO bookshop, online or in person, at a cost range of £2 – £30.

Explanatory and Financial Memorandum

Memorandum provided in order to give the reader of a Bill a proper understanding of the Bill and to help inform debate. It is intended to be read in conjunction with the Bill. It is not however a comprehensive description of the Bill and is not endorsed by the Assembly.

This information is published on the NI Assembly website together with the relevant Bill or is available from the TSO bookshop, online or in person, at a cost range of £1.75 - £30.

Notice of Amendments

Lists of amendments tabled to individual bills. This information is available on the NI Assembly website the day after amendments have been tabled. This information is also available from the TSO bookshop, online or in person, at a cost range of £1 - £4.

Marshalled List of Amendments

List of admissible amendments to a Bill arranged in the order in which they may be considered during a sitting in the Assembly. This information is available on the NI Assembly website on the Friday before Consideration or Further Consideration Stage. This information is also available from the TSO bookshop, online or in person, at a cost range of £1 - £4.

Speaker’s Grouping List

To avoid repetition, related Amendments selected by The Speaker are grouped together solely for the purpose of debate. The actual decision on each clause/schedule in the Bill and related amendments are always taken at the correct point in the Bill. The list is comprised only of those amendments deemed admissible by the Speaker.

This information is available on the NI Assembly website from the Friday prior to the day of debate. This information is also available in hard copy from the Bill Office, free of charge.

Annotated Marshalled List of Amendments

Marshalled list recording vote taken during plenary on each amendment. This information is available on the NI Assembly website after plenary. The information is also available in hard copy from the Bill Office, free of charge.

Standing Order

Standing Orders of the Assembly

Reports of the Examiner of Statutory Rules

The Examiner of Statutory Rules assists the Assembly and the appropriate Committees (the Statutory Committees and the Committee of the Centre) in the technical scrutiny of statutory rules and draft statutory rules. In doing this the Examiner makes reports (which are published) to the Assembly and the appropriate Committees.

Reports of the Examiner of Statutory Rules to the Assembly

Tracking of Statutory Rules

A table which indicates what stage individual Statutory Rules are at within the Legislative process.

Leaflet on the Legislative Process for Public Bills

This information is available here or in hard copy from the Bill Office.

Procedures relating to the Admissibility and Tabling of amendments, Public Bills process, Development of Private Member and Committee Bills and the layout of a Bill.

This information is available in hard copy from the Bill Office, free of charge.

Policies and procedures for the provision of services

The NI Assembly Commission Equality Scheme

Equality Scheme 2011

NI Assembly Commission Disability Action Plan

Disability Action Plan

Health and Safety Policy Statement

This information is available in hard copy on request, free of charge.

Health and Safety Manual

This information is available in hard copy on request, free of charge.

Policies and Procedures for the Recruitment and employment of staff

Policies and procedures for the recruitment and employment of staff

This information is published along with each vacancy advertised.

Current job opportunites at the Assembly

Terms and Conditions of Employment

This information is available in hard copy on request, free of charge

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