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THE NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY COMMISSION
Welcome to the home page of the Assembly Commission. Here you will find out further information regarding the membership and functions of the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission.
The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission was appointed by resolution of the Assembly on the 9 May 2007.
The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission proposes the establishment by statute of an independent body to determine pay, pensions and financial support for members of the Assembly.
The work of the Commission
To view a copy of the Commission Report on the Financial Support and Pensions for Members of the NI Assembly, click here.
To view a copy of the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission Annual Report for 2008/09, click here.
To view a copy of the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission Annual Report for 2007/08, click here.
The Commission’s Legislative Base
The Northern Ireland Act 1998 states, "there shall be a body corporate known as the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission ("the Commission") to perform:
(a) the functions conferred on the Commission by virtue of any enactment; and
The Commission is the body corporate of the Northern Ireland Assembly. It has the responsibility, under section 40(4) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, to provide the Assembly, or ensure that the Assembly is provided with the property, staff and services required for the Assembly to carry out its work.
The Assembly Commission may delegate any of its functions to the Speaker or a member of staff of the Assembly and may determine its own procedures.
The Commission Membership
The Assembly Commission is chaired by the Speaker and consists of five other Assembly Members.
CHAIRPERSON, The Speaker : Mr William Hay
Mr Peter Weir DUP 5
Mr Pat Doherty SF 2
Mr Pat Ramsey SDLP 1,3,4
Mr Sean Neeson ALLIANCE
1 With effect from 29 June 2009 Mrs Carmel Hanna replaced Mr Alban Maginnis
Here you will find details of the work of the Commission during the first mandate of the Assembly.