Archive Press Releases

Here you will find links to archived Press Releases issued by the Assembly and Executive Review Committee.

Sessions 2011-2016

Public Asked to Give Views on the Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee has announced the beginning of its scrutiny of the Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill. The Private Members’ Bill, introduced by John McCallister MLA, sets as its principal objective the formation of an official Opposition in the Assembly.

Date: 14 October 2015

More Women in Politics a must, says Assembly Committee
The report ‘Women in Politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly’ includes a number of recommendations to make the political landscape a more welcoming place for women. The report also sets out ways of encouraging greater participation at both local and national levels and in public life in general.

Date: 09 March 2015

Session 2010 - 2011

Committee Report on Ministerial Appointments Receives Assembly Support

The Northern Ireland Assembly today debated a report by the Assembly and Executive Review Committee on its review of sections 16A to 16C of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. These sections of the Act set out how appointments to ministerial posts are made, including those of the First and deputy First Minister. Consideration of these sections of the Act was a requirement placed on the Committee by section 29B(1)(a) and (b) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Date: 31 January 2011

Session 2009 - 2010

Committee Releases Major Report on Devolution of Policing and Justice

An important report on the arrangements for the devolution of policing and justice matters was published today by the Northern Ireland Assembly to coincide with a major debate in the Assembly.

Date: 09 March 2010

Session 2008 - 2009

First Minister And Deputy First Minister To Appear Before Committee

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee met today and resumed its discussions on the devolution of policing and justice matters.

Date: 04 November 2008

Stormont Committee continuing to discuss Work On ‘Devolution’

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee continued its discussions, today, on the devolution of policing and justice matters.

Date: 14 October 2008

Movement on Policing and Justice as Assembly and Executive Review Committee seeks Fresh Mandate

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee met today and agreed to seek a fresh mandate from the Assembly to further consider matters relating to the devolution of policing and justice.

Date: 16 September 2008

Stormont Committee Discusses Work On ‘Devolution’

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee, chaired by Jimmy Spratt, began further work, today, on the devolution of policing and justice matters.

Date: 07 October 2008

Session 2007 - 2008

Assembly and Executive Review Committee

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee met today with Mr Jimmy Spratt succeeding Rt. Hon. Jeffrey Donaldson MP as the Chairperson.

Date: 08 April 2008

Inquiry Into The Devolution Of Policing And Justice

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee met today to continue its discussions on the structure and accountability arrangements for the organisations within any new department of policing and justice.

Date: 12 February 2008

Inquiry Into The Devolution Of Policing And Justice

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee met today to hear from NIO officials who presented illustrative examples of the draft legislation which would be necessary to give effect to the devolution of policing and justice powers, if the Assembly were to make such a request.

Date: 07 February 2008

Inquiry Into The Devolution Of Policing And Justice

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee met today to continue its discussions on the structure and accountability arrangements for the organisations within any new department of policing and justice.

Date: 05 February 2008

Committee Briefed By The Head Of The Civil Service, Sir Nigel Hamilton

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee met today to hear from the Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, Sir Nigel Hamilton, on the administrative preparations which are taking place within government departments in anticipation of the devolution of policing and justice.

Date: 22 January 2008

Further Discussions On The Devolution Of Policing And Justice Powers

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee met today to conduct a further review of the matters to be transferred as part of the devolution of policing and justice.

Date: 15 January 2008

Chief Constable appears before Committee

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee, which is conducting an Inquiry into the transfer of policing and justice matters to Northern Ireland, heard evidence today from the Chief Constable Sir Hugh Orde and Officials from the NIO.

Date: 08 January 2008

Inquiry Into The Devolution Of Policing And Justice Matters

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee met today to hear from Mr PJ Fitzpatrick, Chief Executive of the Irish Court Service, and Professor John Jackson, Queen’s University Belfast with regard to the ‘Inquiry into the devolution of policing and justice’.

Date: 18 December 2007

Committee met today to discuss the issue of multiple mandates

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee met today to discuss the issue of multiple mandates and whether the existing arrangements whereby members of the Northern Ireland Assembly can hold concurrent positions as Councillors, Westminster MPs, Members of the House of Lords, MEPs or positions in other legislatures should continue.

Date: 27 November 2007

Assembly And Executive Review Committee

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee met today to continue its discussions on the governance and accountability mechanisms within any new department of policing and justice.

Date: 20 November 2007

Inquiry On Devolution Of Policing And Justice Matters

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee met today to continue its discussions on the options for a Ministerial model and procedures for filling Ministerial post/s for any new Department of Policing and Justice. The Committee also discussed the structure of any new Department, as well as issues of governance and accountability.

Date: 06 November 2007

Inquiry on Devolution of Policing and Justice Matters

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee met today to discuss the options for a Ministerial model and procedures for filling Ministerial post/s for any new Department of Policing and Justice.

Date: 23 October 2007

Committee Hears Oral Evidence From Alliance And PUP

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee, which is conducting an Inquiry into the transfer of policing and justice matters to Northern Ireland, heard today from the Alliance Party, the PUP and the Director of the Public Prosecution Service.

Date: 16 October 2007

Committee Hears Oral Evidence From The Secretary Of State

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee, which is conducting an Inquiry into the transfer of policing and justice matters to Northern Ireland, heard today from the Secretary of State, Shaun Woodward MP.

Date: 03 October 2007

Lord Chief Justice And Chairman Of Policing Board Appear Before Committee

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee, which is conducting an Inquiry into the transfer of policing and justice matters to Northern Ireland, heard evidence today from the Lord Chief Justice and the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Policing Board.

Date: 02 October 2007

Inquiry On Devolution Of Policing And Justice Matters

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee, which is conducting an Inquiry into the transfer of policing and justice matters to Northern Ireland, met today to hear evidence from the Northern Ireland Court Service.

Date: 25 September 2007

Inquiry On Devolution Of Policing And Justice Matters

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee, which is conducting an Inquiry into the transfer of policing and justice matters, met today to examine the written submissions it had received over the summer.

Date: 11 September 2007

Session 2006 - 2007

Assembly Committee Briefed On The Transfer Of Policing And Justice Matters

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee, which is conducting an Inquiry into the transfer of policing and justice matters, was briefed, today, by officials from the NIO.

Date: 03 July 2007

Assembly Committee to Launch an Inquiry into the Transfer of Policing and Justice Matters

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee, which last week was asked by the Assembly to prepare a report by February 2008 on the preparations that the Assembly has made on the transfer of policing and justice matters, met, today, to discuss how it plans to approach this work.

Date: 12 June 2007

Assembly Committee Considers the Transfer of Policing and Justice Matters

The newly established Assembly and Executive Review Committee, which will be looking at a range of institutional issues, met for the first time, today, in Parliament Buildings.

Date: 22 May 2007

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