The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission
(usually referred to as the Assembly Commission
) is the corporate body of the Northern Ireland Assembly
The Northern Ireland Assembly is the devolved legislature of Northern Ireland. It has power to legislate in a wide range of areas that are not explicitly reserved to the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and to appoint the Northern Ireland Executive...
. The commission is headed by the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly
The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly is the presiding officer of the Northern Ireland Assembly, elected on a cross-community vote by the Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly...
, currently William Hay MLA.
The Northern Ireland Act (1998)
The Northern Ireland Act 1998 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which established a devolved legislature for Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Assembly, after decades of direct rule from Westminster....
established a Northern Ireland Assembly. The act provides for the creation of a commission to make "arrangements for administrative, secretarial or other assistance" to the assembly. The act defines the Presiding Officer (now called the Speaker) as the chairperson of the commission. Legal proceedings taken for or against the Assembly are taken for or against the Commission on behalf of the Assembly.
The staff of the Assembly are collectively known as the Assembly Secretariat.
The commission has responsibility for the provision of property, staff and services to support assembly members, Parliament Buildings
The Parliament Buildings, known as Stormont because of its location in the Stormont area of Belfast is the seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Northern Ireland Executive...
The Stormont Estate is an estate east of Belfast in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is within the townland of Ballymiscaw. The Stormont Estate includes Northern Ireland's main government buildings, which are surrounded mainly by woodland....
The commission consists of the Speaker along with five other Assembly members
Member of the Legislative Assembly is a representative elected by the voters to the Northern Ireland Assembly in Northern Ireland.- About :...
| William Hay (Chairperson)
| Sean Neeson
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| Stephen Moutray
Alderman Stephen Moutray MLA is a unionist politician from Northern Ireland. He is a member of the Democratic Unionist Party and is currently Mayor of Craigavon Borough Council....
| Paul Butler
Paul Butler is a republican politician in Northern Ireland and a former member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army. He served as a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Lagan Valley from 2007–11....
| Alban Maginness
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| Robert Coulter
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- Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body
The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body is a body of the Scottish Parliament responsible for the administration of the Parliament. It also has a role in provision of services to Commissioners and other statutory appointments made by the Parliament....
- National Assembly for Wales Commission