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Committees of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Here you will find Committees established by the Assembly together with links to further pages containing information on their work and publications. 


Northern Ireland Assembly Committees Current Mandate 2017-2022

Information about the work of the Northern Ireland Assembly Committees during the current Mandate.

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Northern Ireland Assembly Committees 2016-2017

Information about the work of the Northern Ireland Assembly Committees during the 2016-2017 Mandate.

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Northern Ireland Assembly Committees 2011-2016

Information about the work of the Northern Ireland Assembly Committees during the 2011-2016 Mandate.

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Calls for Evidence

Northern Ireland Assembly Committees examine Bills put forward by government Departments and hold inquiries on issues that are important to everyone in Northern Ireland. Current calls for evidence are listed below.


Legislative Consent Motions

A Legislative Consent Motion (LCM) is the means by which a devolved legislature (such as the Assembly) indicates that it is content for the UK Parliament to pass a law on a devolved matter.

Information on LCMs considered by Committees during the current mandate is available below:


Standing Committees

The Northern Ireland Act 1998 and Assembly Standing Orders numbers 51, 52 and 54 to 59 provide for the establishment of standing committees.
Standing committees are permanent committees of the Assembly and have specific roles assigned to them within Standing Orders.


Statutory Committees

Section 29(1)(a) of the Northern Ireland Act (1998) requires that Standing Orders 'make provision for establishing committees of Members of the Assembly (statutory committees) to advise and assist each Northern Ireland minister in the formulation of policy with respect to matters within his/her responsibilities as a minister'.


Giving Evidence to Committees

Find out how and why it’s important for Assembly Committees to take evidence from stakeholders.


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For full details, please read the Privacy Notice for Assembly Committees.

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