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Assembly Committees - Brexit scrutiny

Synopsis: This information gives a summary of the Brexit scrutiny work undertaken by Assembly Committees, and some figures for an overview of the work completed in the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 sessions.

Disclaimer: The information on these pages is provided to communicate the work of the Assembly. This content is intended as a helpful resource on Brexit but is not an exhaustive source of information.

While debates are held and Ministers are questioned on Brexit-related matters in the Chamber, the committees in the Assembly conduct in-depth and ongoing scrutiny of Brexit issues and legislation. Committee sessions relating to Brexit can be viewed on the NI Assembly TV website.

The page below contains lists of the oral evidence sessions held by committees, including links to transcipts and videos.

The implications of EU exit cut across the remits of several Assembly Committees and the areas they scrutinise are summarised below.

Brexit scrutiny by Assembly Committees

Follow the links to view the committees’ webpages

 

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural AffairsCommittee for EconomyCommittee for The Executive Office

Movement of goods, animal and plant products (SPS checks)

 

Movement of live animals

 

Pet travel

 

Fisheries

 

Grant and subsidy schemes for farming

 

Environment Bill

 

Trade in goods and services

 

Business readiness/preparedness for EU Exit

 

Supplementary declarations

 


Trader support schemes

 

Goods ‘at risk’

 

Parcels

 

Work of Invest NI and InterTradeIreland

 

UK Internal Market (Act)

 


EU funding programmes

 

State Aid rules

 

Tourism and higher education

 

Engagement in Withdrawal Agreement and Trade and Cooperation Agreement governance structures:

 

  • Joint Committee
  • Specialised Committee
  • Joint Consultative Working Group
  • Partnership Council

 

Dedicated Mechanism/Article 2 of the Protocol

 

PEACE programme

 

Joint Ministerial Committee, JMC(EN)

 

North-South Ministerial Council

 

British-Irish Council

 

Oversight of the Common Framework programme

 

EU Settlement Scheme

 

Shared Prosperity Fund (replacement EU funding)

Committee for FinanceCommittee for HealthCommittee for InfrastructureCommittee for Justice

Shared Prosperity Fund (replacement EU funding)

 

Customs and movement of goods/trade and tariffs

 

Public procurement

 

Supply and regulation of medicines and medical devices

 

Cross-border health


care schemes

 

Cross-border workers and recognition of qualifications

 

Work of the Food Standards Agency

 

 

Cross-border transport

 

Mutual recognition of rail safety certificates, licences and permits

 

Driver permits

 

Goods vehicle operator licensing

 

Rail interoperability

 

Road haulage and logistics

 

Ports

Policing and security matters

 

Data sharing systems

 

EU security and justice agencies

 

Extradition arrangements

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