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Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development

Welcome to the Home Page of the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development. The committee was established to advise and assist the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Michelle O’Neill MLA, on matters within her responsibility as a Minister. The committee undertakes a scrutiny, policy development and consultation role with respect to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and plays a key role in the consideration and development of legislation. The Committee Chairperson is Mr William Irwin MLA. 


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The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development will hold its next meeting on Tuesday 16 February, 2016 at 1.30 pm in Room 30, Parliament Buildings. The Committee will recieve and oral briefing from DARD on the Better Regulation Inquiry and the Evidence and Innovation Strategy 2015-14.

The full agenda will be published in the Business Diary

Rural Needs Bill

The Rural Needs Bill was introduced into the Assembly on 9 November 2015 and completed its Second Stage on 17 November 2015. The Committee finished its Committee Stage and ordered its Report to be printed at the meeting of Tuesday 26 January 2016. The Committee Report, and further information on the Committee's scrutiny of the Bill can be found  here

Fisheries Bill

The Fisheries Bill was introduced into the Assembly on 7 December 2015 and the Bill completed its Second Stage on 11 January 2016.  The Bill was referred to the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development for its Committee Stage on the 12 January 2016. The Committee finished its Committee Stage and ordered its Report to be printed at the meeting of Tuesday 2 February 2016. Further information can be found here


Contact the Committee

Committee Clerk: Stella McArdle

Room 243,Parliament Buildings
Ballymiscaw, Stormont
Belfast, BT4 3XX

Tel: (028) 9052 1475
Email: committee.agriculture@niassembly.gov.uk


Committee meeting with Groceries Code Adjudicator


Committee Visit to Institute for Global Food Security


Northern Ireland International Ploughing Championships

Members of the Assembly Committee for Agriculture visit the 72nd Northern Ireland International Ploughing Championships.  L-R: Committee Member Ian Milne MLA, Committee Chairperson William Irwin MLA and Committee Member Edwin Poots MLA Agriculture Committee Member Edwin Poots MLA and Chairperson William Irwin MLA watch ploughing championship participant Samuel Gill
Members of the Agriculture Committee meet the European reversible ploughing champion

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