Committee on Standards and Privileges

Minutes of Proceedings - 10 November 2021

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Committee on Standards and Privileges

Minutes of Proceedings

10 November 2021


Meeting Location: Room 29

Present by Video or Teleconference:

Ms Linda Dillon MLA (Chairperson)

Ms Sinéad Bradley MLA

Ms Pam Cameron MLA

Mr Declan McAleer MLA


Mr Christopher Stalford MLA (Deputy Chairperson)

Mr Stewart Dickson MLA

Ms Áine Murphy MLA


Mr Patsy McGlone MLA


In Attendance:

Mr Shane McAteer (Assembly Clerk)

Ms Marie Austin (Senior Assistant Clerk)

Ms Karen Barry (Assistant Clerk)

Mr Simon Gallaher (Clerical Supervisor)

Ms Alison Ferguson (Clerical Officer)


In Attendance by Video or Teleconference:

Mr Jim Nulty (Clerical Supervisor)

Agreed: The Committee agreed to commence the meeting in closed session. The meeting commenced at 12.44pm in closed session.


1. Apologies

As noted above.


2. Declaration of Interests

Members were advised of the ongoing requirement to declare relevant financial or other interests as and when they arise in the Committee meeting.

Members noted that Steve Aiken had recused himself from agenda item 5.

3. Draft Minutes

Agreed: The Committee agreed the minutes of the meeting held on 13 October 2021.

4. Matters Arising

All Party Groups Update

It was noted that, under temporary Standing Order 115(9), the Committee agreed, via correspondence on 13 October 2021, to approve an application for an All Party Group (APG) on Diabetes.

The Chairperson informed Members that the separate proposal for the establishment of an APG on Funerals and Bereavement would be considered by the Committee upon receipt of the completed application form.

5. Complaint against a Member – Legal advice and Committee deliberation

Members received legal advice from Assembly Legal Services regarding a complaint against a Member.

The Committee commenced consideration of the allegations which had been made against the Member complained about.


The meeting was suspended at 13.27pm.

The meeting was adjourned at 13.28pm.


Linda Dillon MLA

Chairperson, Standards and Privileges Committee


17 November 2021

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