Assembly Committees - Brexit scrutiny

Synopsis: This information gives a summary of the Brexit scrutiny work undertaken by Assembly Committees, and some figures for an overview of the work completed in the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 sessions.

Disclaimer: The information on these pages is provided to communicate the work of the Assembly. This content is intended as a helpful resource on Brexit but is not an exhaustive source of information.

While debates are held and Ministers are questioned on Brexit-related matters in the Chamber, the committees in the Assembly conduct in-depth and ongoing scrutiny of Brexit issues and legislation. Committee sessions relating to Brexit can be viewed on the NI Assembly TV website.

The page below contains lists of the oral evidence sessions held by committees, including links to transcipts and videos.

The implications of EU exit cut across the remits of several Assembly Committees and the areas they scrutinise are summarised below.

Brexit scrutiny by Assembly Committees

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Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural AffairsCommittee for EconomyCommittee for The Executive Office

Movement of goods, animal and plant products (SPS checks)


Movement of live animals


Pet travel




Grant and subsidy schemes for farming


Environment Bill


Trade in goods and services


Business readiness/preparedness for EU Exit


Supplementary declarations


Trader support schemes


Goods ‘at risk’




Work of Invest NI and InterTradeIreland


UK Internal Market (Act)


EU funding programmes


State Aid rules


Tourism and higher education


Engagement in Withdrawal Agreement and Trade and Cooperation Agreement governance structures:


  • Joint Committee
  • Specialised Committee
  • Joint Consultative Working Group
  • Partnership Council


Dedicated Mechanism/Article 2 of the Protocol


PEACE programme


Joint Ministerial Committee, JMC(EN)


North-South Ministerial Council


British-Irish Council


Oversight of the Common Framework programme


EU Settlement Scheme


Shared Prosperity Fund (replacement EU funding)

Committee for FinanceCommittee for HealthCommittee for InfrastructureCommittee for Justice

Shared Prosperity Fund (replacement EU funding)


Customs and movement of goods/trade and tariffs


Public procurement


Supply and regulation of medicines and medical devices


Cross-border health

care schemes


Cross-border workers and recognition of qualifications


Work of the Food Standards Agency



Cross-border transport


Mutual recognition of rail safety certificates, licences and permits


Driver permits


Goods vehicle operator licensing


Rail interoperability


Road haulage and logistics



Policing and security matters


Data sharing systems


EU security and justice agencies


Extradition arrangements

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