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 27 January 2015 at 12.45pm in Room 29, Parliament Buildings. The Liaison Group will consider a paper on the timescales for interaction between Assembly Committees and Departments, and will be briefed on issues pertaining to the broadcasting of committee meetings. The Group will also be briefed on corporate projects to cease the printing of Committee Reports and on an analysis of committee strategic plans.
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