New Assembly Register of Members' Interests Published

Session: 2009/2010

Date: 25 November 2009

Reference: SP 02/09/10

The Northern Ireland Assembly’s Standards and Privileges Committee today published its new Register of Members’ Interests.

Welcoming its publication, the Chair of the Standards and Privileges Committee, Declan O’Loan said: “Openness at the Assembly is essential to ensure public confidence. I therefore welcome the publication of the new Register of Members’ Interests which further increases transparency at the Assembly.

“Publishing this Register ensures that the public can see that there is no conflict between Members’ personal interests and their public duties.”

The Deputy Chair of the Committee, Willie Clarke said: “I too welcome the publication of the new Register. For the first time, Members have been required to register all outside remuneration received, hours worked in relation to such remuneration, and family members who benefit in any way from Assembly allowances. I believe the public will welcome this greater transparency”

ENDS

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