Research Papers 2015

Synopsis: Here you will find a list of Assembly and Executive Review Committee research papers published in 2015.

The Executive Departments (Northern Ireland) Bill

- Date: 07/12/2015

This paper provides background on the legislation to reduce the number of Northern Ireland departments from 12 to 9. It places this legislation in the context of machinery of government changes in other jurisdictions, including attempts to make government more cohesive and outcomes focused.


Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill – Assessing the Costs

- Date: 13/11/2015

On 22 September 2015 the Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill (the Bill) was introduced in the Assembly. This Bill Costing provides a framework to facilitate Assembly financial scrutiny of the Bill. It should be read in conjunction with RaISe Bill Paper NIAR 592-15 (4 November 2015), wherein policy issues are addressed.


Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill (Northern Ireland) 2015

- Date: 05/11/2015

This Bill paper has been produced for the Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill (Northern Ireland) 2015 (the Bill). The Bill seeks to make a number of changes to the way the Assembly undertakes business, primarily by providing for formally recognised Opposition. It also proposes changes to the formation and working of the Executive. This paper provides an overview of the Bill and provides commentary on key areas that emerged during Second Stage debate and subsequent Committee Stage


General Election 2015: Gender Representation

- Date: 14/04/2015

This Briefing Paper briefly summarises the gender breakdown of the candidates in Northern Ireland for the general election.


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