Standards and Privileges
Welcome to the Home Page of the Committee on Standards and Privileges. Here you will find information about the Committee membership and the work of the Committee. The Committee Chairperson is Mr Alastair Ross MLA.
The Committee considers matters relating to the conduct of Members, including reports from the Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards on investigations into complaints that a breach of the Code of Conduct has occurred.
The Committee is currently carrying out a review of the Code. If you would like to find out more, or make your views known, please follow the link.
As part of its review, the Committee recently visited the United States to meet with those with responsibility for parliamentary ethics in Congress and the General Assembly of Maryland. The Committee has published an account of the various meetings held during the visit.
At its next meeting on Wednesday 3rd June 2015 the Committee on Standards and Privileges will be considering a Report from the Assembly Commissioner for Standards on a complaint against a Member. The Committee will also be considering a draft report on its new Code of Conduct and Guide to the Rules.
Forthcoming business will be published in the Business Diary.
Contact the Committee
Committee Clerk: Paul Gill
Room 254,Parliament Buildings,
Belfast, BT4 3XX
Tel: (028) 9052 0333
Review of the Assembly's Code of Conduct
The Committee is reviewing the Assembly’s Code of Conduct and Guide to the Rules Relating to the Conduct of Members. The Committee made an appeal for your views on the matter. The deadline for submissions passed on 16 May 2014.
Click on this link for a copy of the Committee’s issue paper, or call the Committee Office on 028 9052 1372 for further information.
- Listen Again
- Minutes of Evidence
- Forward Work Plan
- Press Releases
- Research Papers
- Directions to the Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards
- Registered Interests of the Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards
- Advice on Making a Complaint against a Member
- Members' Attendance at Committee Meetings
- All-Party Groups
- Committee Account of Visit to Washington and Maryland
- Protocol between the PSNI and the NI Assembly Commissioner for Standards (88.77 kb)
- Terms of Reference for the Review of the Code of Conduct
- Guidance for Members on Dealing with Lobbyists (89.32 kb)
- Previous Mandate
Committee Learns More About the Scottish Parliament's Code Of Conduct
Alastair Ross MLA, Chair of the Committee on Standards and Privileges talks about the Committee’s review into the Assembly Code of Conduct and its recent visit to the Scottish Parliament to find out more about how our Code of Conduct compares to the Scottish model. Continue reading...