Standards and Privileges

Welcome to the Home Page of the Committee on Standards and Privileges.  Here you will find information about the Committee membership and the work of the Committee.

The role and functions of the Committee for Standards and Privileges include the following main areas:

  • Developing and maintaining the standards regime in respect of Assembly Members’ conduct (including: responsibility for the Code of Conduct and Guide to the Rules; putting in place the arrangements for having allegations of misconduct investigated; and for overseeing the maintenance and publication of the Register of Members’ Interests).
  • Considering reports on investigations into specific complaints of alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct (including determining whether a breach of the Code of Conduct has occurred and, where appropriate, recommending to the Assembly that a sanction be imposed).
  • Considering specific matters relating to privilege referred to it by the Assembly.
  • Approving the formation of All-Party Groups and overseeing the maintenance and publication of a ‘Register of All-Party Groups’.

Advice on making a complaint can be found at

Latest News

The Standards and Privileges Committee will hold its next meeting on Wed 7 December 2016 at 10.30am in Room 21 Parliament Buildings. In closed session, the Committee will consider matters in relation to a referral to the Commissioner for Standards, including a motion to rescind the previous Committee decision in that regard. Members will also consider issues in relation to a planned Committee visit to the Welsh Assembly and Westminster.

Contact the Committee

Committee Clerk: Shane McAteer

Room 254,Parliament Buildings,
Ballymiscaw, Stormont,
Belfast, BT4 3XX

Tel: (028) 9052 1843
Email: committee.standards&

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