12 May 2010

Assembly Committees are going to the Balmoral Show

Six of our Committees will be at the Balmoral Show to hear your views on rural issues.  For example, they want to hear what you think about rural road safety and rural transport; hear the concerns of farm businesses and the rural community; and what you think about our plans for a Northern Ireland youth assembly.

The job of the Assembly’s Committees is to check and monitor the work of government Departments and Ministers and make sure it meets the needs of local people. They monitor the Department’s policies and spending, and scrutinise proposals for new legislation. Committees consider and work on issues of concern to the community. They speak to experts, local people and specialist organisations.
To help the Committee form its views on particular issues, it invites people and groups to give evidence at formal meetings, visits local businesses, groups, schools and events.

For more information on the Committees and their work visit http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/io/Statutory.htm

Did you know that you can listen to and watch Assembly Committee meetings online? Find out more: http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/listen.htm