Northern Ireland Assembly
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Lords begins line by line scrutiny of Identity and Language (Northern Ireland) Bill
Members discuss the powers of the Secretary of State to appoint an Irish Language Commissioner. Catch up
23 June 2022
Short debates in the Lords
Members discuss delays at airports, calls for a UK-wide constitutional commission, tree health, costs in management of respiratory infections and access to health services for people with neurological conditions. Catch up
10 June 2022
Four short debates in the Lords
Members discuss Taiwan democracy, new peerages, Northern Ireland and older workers. Catch up
04 March 2022
The First Inter-Parliamentary Forum to agree Terms of Reference
On Friday 25 February the first meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Forum (IPF) took place in the House of Lords
01 March 2022
Launch of the Interparliamentary Forum
Lord Speaker praises parliamentarians from all four nations for demonstrating 'leadership and unity of purpose' at launch of the Interparliamentary Forum
25 February 2022
House of Lords Podcast: protecting children and the Union
We speak to Baroness Kidron about her work protecting children online and to Baroness Taylor of Bolton and Lord Dunlop about strengthening the Union.
28 January 2022
Lords concludes examination of' Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill at third reading
House of Lords completes its examination of bill at third reading. Catch up
25 January 2022
MPs to begin assessment of investment in NI
The Northern Irish Affair Committee holds a hearing with investment and policy experts.
10 January 2022
Home Office minister questioned on UK-Ireland immigration checks
Immigration Minister Kevin Foster will be questioned by MPs
03 December 2021
Committee urges NI Secretary to put human rights at heart of Protocol debate
The House of Lords Sub-Committee on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland has today published a letter to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland setting out concerns about the implementation of Article 2 of the Protocol, which guarantees that human rights and equality provisions will not be lowered in Northern Ireland as a result of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
25 October 2021
Lord Frost to face Committee questioning on NI Protocol
The European Scrutiny Committee questions Lord Frost, the Government’s lead EU negotiator on 25 October
21 October 2021
Committee hears evidence on impact of Protocol on medicine supply to Northern Ireland
On Wednesday 20 October, the Sub-Committee takes evidence on the impact of the Protocol on the provision of medicines to Northern Ireland
15 October 2021
Government should press ahead with devolution agenda, say MPs
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee publishes a report on the progress of devolution
01 October 2021
Northern Ireland Affairs Chairman responds to UK Government NI Protocol command paper
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee chair has responded to the command paper on the future of the Northern Ireland Protocol published by the Government today.
21 July 2021
Government Response to NI Cross-Border Security Co-operation Report Published
The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has published the Government’s response to its report on Cross-border co-operation on policing, security and criminal justice after Brexit.
05 July 2021