Northern Ireland Assembly Commission


Northern Ireland Assembly Commission
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The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission (usually referred to as the Assembly Commission) is the corporate body of the Northern Ireland Assembly. The commission is headed by the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, currently William Hay MLA. [1]

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Establishment

The Northern Ireland Act (1998) established a Northern Ireland Assembly. The act provides for the creation of a commission to make "arrangements for administrative, secretarial or other assistance" to the assembly. The act defines the Presiding Officer (now called the Speaker) as the chairperson of the commission. Legal proceedings taken for or against the Assembly are taken for or against the Commission on behalf of the Assembly. [2]

The staff of the Assembly are collectively known as the Assembly Secretariat.

Responsibilities

The commission has responsibility for the provision of property, staff and services to support assembly members, Parliament Buildings and grounds.

Commission Membership

The commission consists of the Speaker along with five other Assembly members. [3]

Party Member
Independent William Hay (Chairperson)
Alliance Sean Neeson
Democratic Unionist Stephen Moutray
Sinn Féin Paul Butler
SDLP Alban Maginness
Ulster Unionist Robert Coulter

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ Assembly Commission The Commission Membership, Northern Ireland Assembly website. Accessed December 2008.
  2. ^ Northern Ireland Act 1998 (c. 47) Presiding Officer and Commission Office of Public Sector Information website. Accessed December 2008.
  3. ^ Assembly Commission The Commission Membership, Northern Ireland Assembly website. Accessed December 2008.

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