The Committee was appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Northern Ireland Office and its associated public bodies. The Committee also looks at the administration and expenditure (but not the policy) of the Crown Solicitor’s Office (except for individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor.)
We are a Committee of 14 Members of Parliament and we work principally by undertaking inquiries. We choose our own subjects of inquiry and seek evidence from a wide range of groups and individuals with relevant interests and experience. We produce reports setting out our findings and making recommendations to the Government. The Government has to respond to these recommendations within two months.
Details of past and current inquiries can be found on our website, along with details of how to contact the Committee.