Assembly and Executive Review Committee
Established under the Northern Ireland Act 1998 the Assembly & Executive Review Committee's role is to review matters relating to the functioning of the Assembly and the Executive.
In particular, the Committee is required to review and report on the operation of Parts III and IV of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. Part III deals with Executive Authorities and Part IV deals with a range of areas including Assembly Elections and Assembly Proceedings etc.
At its meeting of 19 January 2016 the Assembly and Executive Reform Committee (AERC), agreed to publish its Report on the Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill which can be found here. Consideration Stage of the Bill has been scheduled for 2 February 2016, details of which can be found here
Forthcoming business will be published in the Business Diary.
Assembly & Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill
The Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill was formally introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly on 22 September 2015. Following approval by the Assembly at Second Stage, the Bill was referred to the Assembly and Executive Review Committee
The principal objective of the Bill is to enable the formation of an Opposition in the Assembly and to confer rights on the Opposition once it has been formed. The Bill also seeks to enhance collective decision-making in the Executive, and to increase scrutiny of the Executive by the Legislature.
The Committee completed Committee Stage of the Assembly & Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill on 12 January 2016 and agreed to publish its report which can be found here.
Contact the Committee
Senior Assistant Clerk: Claire McCanny
Room 276,Parliament Buildings,
Belfast, BT4 3XX
Tel: (028) 9052 1735
Review into ‘Women in Politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly’
At its 6 May 2014 meeting, the Assembly and Executive Review Committee agreed to undertake a Review of Women in Politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly.
The report was published on 17 February 2015 and can be found here