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  • Small-Scale Green Energy Bill Survey

    The Committee for the Economy is seeking your views on the Small-Scale Green Energy Bill . The Bill focuses on three key areas: To place a requirement on major electricity providers and suppliers to provide an obligatory minimum price tariff for exporting... More
    Closes 18 November 2021
  • Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill

    The Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill was introduced in the Assembly by Clare Bailey MLA, on 13 September 2021. The purpose of the Bill is to make provision for the establishment of ‘safe access zones’ around abortion clinics. Read the Bill Read the Explanatory... More
    Closes 12 November 2021
  • Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill - Call for evidence and views

    Context of the Bill It has been reported in recent years that up to 40,000 people in Northern Ireland may have a gambling problem and that is the highest incidence in the UK – four times higher than any other region and also three times higher than the Republic of... More
    Closes 12 November 2021
  • Defamation Bill Inquiry

    The Defamation Bill was formally introduced to the Assembly on 7 June 2021 and, following its second reading on 14 September 2021, was referred to the Committee for Finance for the Committee Stage. In order to inform its deliberations on the Bill, the Committee has launched a call for... More
    Closes 1 November 2021
  • Call for Evidence - Private Tenancies Bill

    Context of the Bill The private rented sector has grown over the past number of years to become the second largest type of housing tenure. It is now larger than the social housing sector and accounts for over 17% of all housing stock in Northern Ireland. Almost half of those... More
    Closes 29 October 2021
  • Call for Evidence - Integrated Education Bill Inquiry

    The Bill makes provision about the promotion and provision of integrated education. It will also provide for the reform and the expansion of integrated education. WHY WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR VIEWS The Integrated Education Bill has passed Second Stage, the debate on the principles of the... More
    Closed 10 October 2021
  • Call for Evidence - Adoption and Children Bill

    The NI Assembly Committee for Health would like to hear your views on the Adoption and Children Bill. The closing date for written submissions is Friday, 8 October 2021. Overview In a statement to the Assembly on 7 July, the Minister of Health announced his... More
    Closed 8 October 2021
  • Climate Change (No.2) Bill - Call for Evidence and Views

    Climate Change is one of the most challenging issues facing our society, and how we address it will have implications for how we live, work and travel. It is a global problem and many countries around the world have, in recent years, introduced laws and strategies to reduce... More
    Closed 30 September 2021
  • Organ and Tissue Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill

    The Committee for Health would like to hear your views on the Organ and Tissue Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill. The closing date for written submissions is Friday, 24 September 2021. The Organ and Tissue (Deemed Consent) Donation Bill was introduced by the Minister of Health on 5 July... More
    Closed 24 September 2021
  • Autism (Amendment) Bill - Committee Stage

    The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Health would like to hear your views on the Autism (Amendment) Bill. The closing date for written submissions is Friday, 24 September 2021. The Autism (Amendment) Bill was introduced into the Assembly by the Bill Sponsor, Pam Cameron MLA, on... More
    Closed 24 September 2021
  • Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill

    The Committee for Justice would like to hear your views on the Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill . Given the limited time in which to complete this Bill before the end of the current Assembly mandate, the Committee for Justice has decided... More
    Closed 24 September 2021
  • Call for evidence and views on the Charities Bill

    The Committee welcomes the Charities Bill , is keen to see this legislation progressed and welcomes your views. Many of the wider issues around charity regulation are being considered by the Independent Review and are not part of this Bill. The... More
    Closed 3 September 2021
  • Financial Reporting (Departments and Public Bodies) Bill - Call for Evidence

    In exercising its statutory functions, the Committee for Finance is currently scrutinising the draft Financial Reporting (Departments and Public Bodies) Bill . The Bill was formally introduced to the Assembly on 1 June 2021 and, following its second reading on 14 June 2021, was referred to... More
    Closed 3 September 2021
  • Call for evidence and views on the Horse Racing (Amendment) Bill

    The Horse Racing (Amendment) Bill that has recently come before the Northern Ireland (NI) Assembly proposes changes to the Horse Racing (Northern Ireland) Order 1990 that will enable the resumption of payments from the Horse Racing Fund ("the Fund") to racecourses operating... More
    Closed 20 August 2021
  • Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill Survey

    The Committee for the Economy is seeking your views on the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill. The Bill focuses on three key areas: the definition of a bereaved parent how and when to take the leave notice and evidence requirements. ... More
    Closed 16 August 2021
  • Call for evidence and views on the Climate Change Bill

    Climate Change is one of the most important issues facing our society and how we address it could affect how we live, work and travel. The Climate Change Bill that has recently come before the Northern Ireland (NI) Assembly sets out a framework to mitigate the effects of Climate... More
    Closed 15 July 2021
  • CALL FOR EVIDENCE AND VIEWS ON THE LICENSING AND REGISTRATION OF CLUBS (AMENDMENT) BILL

    The Department introduced the Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill in the NI Assembly on 19 th October 2020. This followed the Department for Communities consultation entitled “Liquor Licensing Laws in Northern Ireland”, which ended on 6 December 2019. The... More
    Closed 18 January 2021
  • Energy Strategy Micro Inquiry NIA Economy Committee

    The Department for the Economy is developing a new Energy Strategy for Northern Ireland in the context of the UK Government legislative target of net zero carbon by 2050. The Committee for the Economy is carrying out a Micro Inquiry into the Energy Strategy which it will share with the... More
    Closed 8 June 2020
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