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Northern Ireland Assembly

The Northern Ireland Assembly is taking a strong interest in the Protocol and its implementation. It has a dedicated Brexit Scrutiny webpage providing links to evidence sessions, correspondence, briefing and research papers, and official and other reports. It also produces a weekly Brexit and Beyond newsletter.

Most of the scrutiny work is being undertaken by Committees, primarily through evidence sessions and correspondence. There have also been a number of plenary debates. The tables below include links to relevant plenary debates and committee evidence sessions.

 

 Assembly Debates

DATE

SUBJECT

04.05.2021

Goods Checks: Veterinary Arrangements / UK-EU Veterinary Agreement

19.04.2021

Brexit: EU Card Transactions Fees

22.03.2021

Brexit Transition Discussions

09.03.2021

EU Office in Belfast

08.03.2021

Withdrawal Agreement Grace Periods

16.02.2021

EU Structural Funds

08.02.2021

[Protocol] Article 16

02.02.2021

Checks at Ports

01.02.2021

EU Proposal to Invoke Article 16 / PEACE PLUS: Children and Young People

18.01.2021

Importing Goods: Problems / Organised Crime: Post-Brexit / Supply Chain between Great Britain and Northern Ireland / UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

31.12.2020

Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

15.12.2020

Report on the Evidence received from Local Councils on the Impact of the United Kingdom’s Exit from the European Union

14.12.2020

Brexit Legislation / Brexit Preparations and Post-Transition Regulations / Brexit Preparations: Update / Brexit: Taking Back Control / EU Successor Funding / Outcome of EU Trade Talks / Post-Brexit Border Trade / The draft Alien and Locally Absent Species (Aquaculture) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 / The draft Carriage of Explosives (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

08.12.2020

NI Goods: Unfettered Access / The draft Marketing of Plant and Propagating Material (Legislative Functions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 / The draft Plant Health and Diseases of Animals (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

30.11.2020

Border Checks / Brexit Negotiations: Update

17.11.2020

Agriculture: EU Trade Deals / Brexit: Seed and Ware Potatoes / Brexit: Veterinary Officers and Portal Inspectors

16.11.2020

Brexit Negotiations / EU Trade Deal

10.11.2020

Brexit: Cost

09.11.2020

Brexit Transition: Business Support Scheme

03.11.2020

Border Control Checks: Update / Irish Sea Border: Infrastructure

02.11.2020

Brexit: Department of Justice Preparations

13.10.2020

Brexit: Update / No-deal Brexit: TEO Preparations

12.10.2020

EU Funding Replacement / Irish Sea Border Infrastructure: Proposals / Supply Chains: Post-Brexit / The European Union/United Kingdom Withdrawal Agreement

29.09.2020

Post-Brexit Trade Arrangements

22.09.2020

Brexit Transition Period: Department of Justice Preparations / SPS Checks: Points of Entry

21.09.2021

Honouring the EU Withdrawal Agreement Protocol

14.09.2020

Brexit Negotiations: FM’s Key Objectives / Brexit/Protocol: Legislative Programme / Internal Market Bill / Internal Market Bill: Trade Friction

07.09.2020

Brexit: British Government/Executive Discussions / Implementation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland


 

Committee Scrutiny Activities

 

DATE

SUBJECT

COMMITTEE

29.4.2021

Implications of Brexit for Human Rights: Equality Commission for NI; NI Human Rights Commission

Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights

29.4.2021

Withdrawal of DAERA and Local Authority Staff from Ports: Belfast City Council; Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

28.4.2021

Brexit Issues: Executive Office, Junior Ministers

Committee for The Executive Office

22.4.2021

Withdrawal of DAERA and Local Authority Staff from Ports: Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

15.4.2021

Withdrawal of DAERA and Local Authority Staff from Ports: DAERA / PSNI

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

15.4.2021

Brexit: Department of Health

Committee for Health

14.4.2021

Article 2 of the Protocol: Equality Commission for NI; Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission; NI Human Rights Commission

Committee for The Executive Office

24.3.2021

Post-Brexit Transition: Confederation of British Industry NI; Irish Business and Employers Confederation; IBEC-CBI Northern Ireland Joint Business Council

Committee for The Executive Office

24.3.2021

Impact of the Northern Ireland Protocol: Trader Support Service; Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Concurrent Committee of Committees for Economy; Infrastructure; Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

11.3.2021

Withdrawal of DAERA and Local Authority Port Staff: GMB, NIPSA and Unite

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

4.3.2021

Border Control Posts/Points of Entry: DAERA

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

24.2.2021

Brexit Issues: Executive Office, Junior Ministers

Committee for the Executive Office

17.2.2021

Brexit and COVID Issues: Retail NI / Brexit and Current Issues: NI Ports

Committee for Infrastructure

10.2.2021

Article 2 of the Protocol: Executive Office / Brexit: Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement

Committee for The Executive Office

4.2.2021

Implications of EU Exit for the Local Fishing Fleet: DAERA

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

27.1.2021

Brexit Issues: Executive Office, Junior Ministers

Committee for The Executive Office

27.1.2021

Brexit Issues: Department for Infrastructure

Committee for Infrastructure

20.1.2021

Brexit Issues Facing the Freight and Haulage Sector: Northern Ireland Retail Consortium; Logistics UK; Road Haulage Association

Committee for Infrastructure

20.1.2021

EU Exit: Professor Katy Hayward and Professor David Phinnemore, Queen’s University Belfast

Committee for the Economy

19.1.2021

Impact of EU Exit on the Fishing Industry: Northern Ireland Fisherman’s Federation

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

13.1.2021

Impact of Brexit on the Institutions and North/South, East-West Relationships: Briefing from the Executive Office and the North/South Ministerial Council

Committee for The Executive Office

7.1.2021

Operational and Practical Issues Arising from EU Exit: DAERA

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

17.12.2020

Brexit Briefing: Department of Health

Committee for Health

16.12.2020

Article 2 of the Protocol: Joint Committee of the NI Human Rights Commission and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the Equality Commission for NI / Brexit: TEO Briefing

Committee for The Executive Office

9.12.2020

EU Funding Programmes: Executive Office; Department of Finance / Post-Brexit Common Frameworks: House of Lords Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee

Committee for The Executive Office

3.12.2020

Seeds Marketing and Fertilisers (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020: DAERA Briefing

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

25.11.2020

Brexit: Executive Office, Junior Ministers / Brexit: Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Union Affairs

Committee for The Executive Office

19.11.2020

Brexit: Department of Health

Committee for Health

18.11.2020

Brexit: Special EU Programmes Body

Committee for The Executive Office

11.11.2020

Brexit: Ards and North Down Borough Council / Brexit: Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council / Brexit: Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council / Brexit: Mid and East Antrim Borough Council / Brexit: Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Committee for The Executive Office

11.11.2020

PEACE PLUS: Department of Finance and Special EU Programmes Body

Committee for Finance

5.11.2020

EU Exit Preparedness: DAERA

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

4.11.2020

Brexit: Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council / Brexit: Belfast City Council / Brexit: Derry City and Strabane District Council / Brexit: Fermanagh and Omagh District Council / Brexit: Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council / Brexit: Mid Ulster District Council

Committee for The Executive Office

21.10.2020

Brexit Issues: Executive Office

Committee for The Executive Office

15.10.2020

Seeds (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulation 2020: DAERA / Ship Recycling (Facilities Requirements for Hazardous Materials on Ships) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020: DAERA

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

14.10.2020

Brexit – Article 2 of the Protocol: Joint Committee of the NI Human Rights Commission and Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Committee of The Executive Office

14.10.2020

Brexit: Department for Infrastructure

Committee for Infrastructure

8.10.2020

EU Exit Readiness: NI Port Representatives

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

30.9.2020

Brexit Contingency Planning: Executive Office

Committee for The Executive Office

24.9.2020

Justice-related and EU Exit Issues and Key Policing Priorities and Challenges: PSNI

Committee for Justice

23.9.2020

Brexit Issues: Executive Office, Junior Ministers

Committee for The Executive Office

17.9.2020

Brexit Issues: Department of Health

Committee for Health

17.9.2020

EU Exit Preparations: DAERA Briefing

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

16.9.2020

Article 2(1) of the Protocol: Equality Commission for NI and NI Human Rights Commission

Committee for the Executive Office

10.9.2020

EU Exit Legislation and Delivery: DAERA Briefing / EU Exit Preparation and Delivery: NI Environment Link

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

3.9.2020

NI Business Brexit Working Group

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs