Northern Ireland outreach

The Northern Ireland Parliamentary Outreach service aims to create awareness of the work of Parliament and show how the debates and decisions of the House of Commons and House of Lords are relevant to the area.

The Parliamentary Outreach service also promotes engagement with the processes of Parliament, demonstrating how the public can get involved at a local and national level.

Working with Parliamentary Outreach

In partnership with organisations such as the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action and Electoral Commission Northern Ireland, Parliamentary Outreach organises and participates in free training sessions, events and exhibitions.

Parliamentary Outreach activities in Northern Ireland


If you are interested in holding an event with Parliamentary Outreach, please contact Gary Hart at [email protected].

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Contact details

For further information on how your organisation can get involved with Parliamentary Outreach in Northern Ireland, please contact:

Gary Hart
Parliamentary Outreach
Houses of Parliament
London SW1A 0AA 
E: [email protected] 

T: 020 7219 4993
M: 07917 488305

Devolution and excepted powers

The Northern Ireland Assembly has responsibility for a number of matters (known as devolved matters). These include health, education, housing and policing

Excepted matters are matters that will remain the responsibility of the UK Parliament. These include:

  • International relations
  • Defence and foreign policy
  • Taxation
  • Immigration and asylum

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons.

It examines the expenditure, administration and policy of the Northern Ireland Office and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.