Archive Press Releases

Session 2014 - 2015

Assembly agree new Code of Conduct

The Northern Ireland Assembly today agreed a new Code of Conduct for Members and Guide to the Rules. The new Code and Guide were brought to the Assembly by the Committee on Standards and Privileges and follows a Committee Review into the Code.

Date: 23 June 2015

Committee publishes its report on the allegations made in the BBC Spotlight programme 7 January 2010

The Committee on Standards and Privileges has today published its report on allegations made in a BBC Spotlight Programme against the then MLA Mrs Iris Robinson and Mr Peter Robinson MLA.

Date: 28 November 2014

Session 2013 - 2014

Committee to Review Assembly Code of Conduct

The Committee on Standards and Privileges has announced that it is to carry out a review of the Assembly’s Code of Conduct and is calling on members of the public to submit their views.

Date: 12 March 2014

Session 2011 - 2012

Assembly Appoints Its Commissioner for Standards

The Northern Ireland Assembly today agreed to appoint Mr Douglas Bain CBE as the Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards. The new independent office of Commissioner was created last year and has a range of statutory powers.

Date: 18 June 2012

MLAs Hold Information Session On Reporting Donations

The Committee on Standards and Privileges has hosted an information session on reporting political donations.

Date: 26 October 2011

Session 2010 - 2011

New Assembly Register of Members' Interest Published

The Committee on Standards and Privileges today published the new Register of Members’ Interests on the Assembly website.

Date: 29 June 2011

Committee Welcomes Bill to Create an Independent Commissioner for Standards

A landmark was reached today at the Northern Ireland Assembly with the introduction of the Northern Ireland Assembly Members (Independent Financial Review and Standards) Bill.

Date: 15 November 2010

Session 2009 - 2010

Assembly to Gain New Ways of Investigating MLAs' Conduct

The Northern Ireland Assembly today agreed a report on the most appropriate means of handling alleged breaches of its Code of Conduct.

Date: 01 June 2010

Committee Takes Evidence From Sir Christopher Kelly

The Committee on Standards and Privileges took evidence today from Sir Christopher Kelly, Chairperson of the Committee on Standards in Public Life which is an independent public body advising Government on ethical standards across the UK.

Date: 18 February 2010

Assembly Committee Suspends Investigation

The Standards and Privileges Committee today agreed that the investigation it had initiated into the conduct of Mrs Iris Robinson and Mr Peter Robinson MLA should be suspended.

Date: 27 January 2010

Assembly Initiates Official Investigation into Conduct of Mrs Iris Robinson and Mr Peter Robinson

The Committee on Standards and Privileges today responded to issues which have been raised in respect of the conduct of Mrs Iris Robinson MLA and Mr Peter Robinson MLA.

Date: 11 January 2010

New Assembly Register of Members' Interests Published

The Standards and Privileges Committee published its new Register of Members’ Interests.

Date: 25 November 2009

New Code of Conduct for MLAs Comes into Effect Today

A new Code of Conduct for Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly is being introduced by the Committee on Standards and Privileges.

Date: 12 October 2009

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