Chairpersons' Liaison Group
Welcome to the Home Page of the Chairpersons’ Liaison Group. The group is made up of the Chairpersons of all Statutory and Standing Committees.
The Chairpersons’ Liaison Group fulfils a strategic and practical liaison role in relation to the work of Assembly Committees, helping to develop common approaches to common problems and promoting good practice.
In particular the Liaison Group seeks to:
- define a set of core tasks for statutory committees;
- identify, evaluate and assess options for improving the collective effectiveness of Assembly Committees;
- represent the common interest of committees;
- facilitate liaison between committees and the Executive;
- facilitate liaison between committees and the Assembly Commission;
- guide the clerk assistants in making decisions about financial and other resource allocations;
- identify, on behalf of committee members and the staff in the Committee Office, common areas for development and training.
The Committee for the 2011-15 mandate was established on 28th June 2011.
The Chairpersons’ Liaison Group will hold its next meeting in closed session on Tuesday 3 March 2015 at 12.45pm in Room 21, Parliament Buildings. The Liaison Group will receive an update on a Politics Plus Joint Initiative with the National Assembly for Wales. The Liaison Group will also receive an update on the Assembly Commission’s Strategic Planning and budgeting for 2015/2016. The Group will also consider draft guidance on Evidence under Oath / Affirmation in Committees.
Forthcoming business will be published in the Business Diary.
Committee Review Group
On 5 November 2013, the Committee Review Group published its report on the Review of the Committee System of the Northern Ireland Assembly. The report which was debated in Plenary, makes a number of recommendations on enhancing and improving the effectiveness of committees.
View the report here.
View the Plenary debate here.
Contact the Committee Review Group
Committee Clerk: Lucia Wilson
Tel (028) 90 521208
Contact the Committee
Senior Assistant Committee Clerk: Trevor Allen
Room 284a, Parliament Buildings,
Belfast, BT4 3XX
Tel: (028) 9052 1216