Committee Membership

Synopsis: The main function of the Business Committee is to consider what business is to be scheduled when the Assembly meets in plenary session and to make arrangements for how that business will be conducted in the Assembly Chamber. The Committee has a maximum membership of thirteen and comprises the Speaker, as chairperson, and the whips of the parties.

Chairperson -

Membership (12)

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)


Ms Joanne Bunting 8
East Belfast

Mr Trevor Clarke 4,5,6,9
South Antrim



Sinn Féin

Mr Alex Maskey            (The Speaker)
West Belfast 

Ms Sinéad Ennis 3
South Down

Mr John O'Dowd 2
Upper Bann

Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)

Mrs Dolores Kelly        Upper Bann Mr Colin McGrath         South Down    

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)

Mr Robbie Butler        Lagan Valley Mrs Rosemary Barton7,11
Fermanagh and South Tyrone

Alliance Party

Ms Paula Bradshaw10  South Belfast

Mr Andrew Muir 
North Down

Green Party   
Ms Clare Bailey 
South Belfast

Membership Changes

1. With effect from 20 January 2020 Mr Keith Buchanan replaced Mr Gordon Lyons

2. With effect from 20 January 2020 Mr John O'Dowd replaced Ms Carál Ní Chuilín

3. With effect from 20 January 2020 Ms Sinéad Ennis replaced Mr Declan McAleer

4. With effect from 10 February 2020 Mr Gary Middleton replaced Mr George Robinson

5. With effect from 8 February 2021 Mrs Pam Cameron replaced Mr Gary Middleton

6. With effect from 15 March 2021 Mr Gary Middleton replaced Mrs Pam Cameron 

7. With effect from 1 June 2021 Mr Andy Allen replaced Mr John Stewart 

8. With effect from 7 June 2021 Ms Joanne Bunting replaced Mr Keith Buchanan

9. With effect from 7 June 2021 Mr Trevor Clarke replaced Mr Gary Middleton

10. With effect from 13 September 2021 Ms Paula Bradshaw replaced Ms Kellie Armstrong

11. With effect from 20 September 2021 Mrs Rosemary Barton replaced Mr Andy Allen


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