Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee

The Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee (or simply the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee) is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The committee's remit is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Northern Ireland Office and its associated public bodies.[1] Select Committees work in both houses and report on governmental departments and economic affairs.[2]

Membership

As of November 2022, the committee's membership is as follows:[3][4][5]

Member Party Constituency
Simon Hoare MP (Chair) Conservative North Dorset
Sir Robert Buckland MP Conservative South Swindon
Stephen Farry MP Alliance Party of Northern Ireland North Down
Mary Kelly Foy MP Labour City of Durham
Sir Robert Goodwill MP Conservative Scarborough and Whitby
Claire Hanna MP Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South
Tony Lloyd MP Labour Rochadle
Carla Lockhart MP Democratic Unionist Upper Bann
Ian Paisley, Jr. MP Democratic Unionist North Antrim
Bob Stewart MP Conservative Beckenham
Robin Walker MP Conservative Worcester

Changes since 2019

Date Outgoing member and party Constituency New member and party Constituency Source
8 June 2020 Karin Smyth MP (Labour) Bristol South Mary Kelly Foy MP (Labour) City of Durham Hansard
6 July 2020 Conor McGinn MP (Labour) St Helens North Stephanie Peacock MP (Labour) Barnsley East Hansard
11 January 2021 Caroline Ansell MP (Conservative) Eastbourne Fay Jones MP (Conservative) Brecon and Radnorshire Hansard
25 October 2022 Scott Benton MP (Conservative) Blackpool South Robin Walker MP (Conservative) Worcester Hansard
8 November 2022 Gregory Campbell MP (DUP) East Londonderry Carla Lockhart MP (DUP) Upper Bann Hansard
Fay Jones MP (Conservative) Brecon and Radnorshire Sir Robert Buckland MP (Conservative) South Swindon
29 November 2022 Stephanie Peacock MP (Labour) Barnsley East Tony Lloyd MP (Labour) Rochdale Hansard

2017-2019 Parliament

The election of the chair took place on 12 July 2017, with the members of the committee being announced on 11 September 2017.[6][7]

Member Party Constituency
Dr Andrew Murrison MP (Chair) Conservative South West Wiltshire
Gregory Campbell MP Democratic Unionist East Londonderry
Maria Caulfield MP Conservative Lewes
Stephen Hepburn MP Labour Jarrow
Lady Sylvia Hermon MP Independent North Down
Kate Hoey MP Labour Vauxhall
Jack Lopresti MP Conservative Filton and Bradley Stoke
Conor McGinn MP Labour St Helens North
Nigel Mills MP Conservative Amber Valley
Ian Paisley, Jr. MP Democratic Unionist North Antrim
Jim Shannon MP Democratic Unionist Strangford

Changes 2017-2019

Date Outgoing member and party Constituency New member and party Constituency Source
16 October 2017 New seat Bob Stewart MP (Conservative) Beckenham Hansard
20 November 2017 New seat John Grogan MP (Labour) Keighley Hansard
5 March 2018 Maria Caulfield MP (Conservative) Lewes Robert Goodwill MP (Conservative) Scarborough and Whitby Hansard
23 July 2018 Jack Lopresti MP (Conservative) Filton and Bradley Stoke Maria Caulfield MP (Conservative) Lewes Hansard
8 April 2019 Robert Goodwill MP (Conservative) Scarborough and Whitby Desmond Swayne MP (Conservative) New Forest West Hansard
15 May 2019 Dr Andrew Murrison South West Wiltshire Vacant Hansard
12 June 2019 Vacant Simon Hoare North Dorset Hansard

2015-2017 Parliament

The chair was elected on 18 June 2015, with members being announced on 6 July 2015.[8][9]

Member Party Constituency
Laurence Robertson MP (Chair) Conservative Tewkesbury
David Anderson MP Labour Blaydon
Oliver Colvile MP Conservative Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
Nigel Evans MP Conservative Ribble Valley
Stephen Hepburn MP Labour Jarrow
Kate Hoey MP Labour Vauxhall
Lady Sylvia Hermon MP Independent North Down
Danny Kinahan MP Ulster Unionist South Antrim
Jack Lopresti MP Conservative Filton and Bradley Stoke
Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South
Nigel Mills MP Conservative Amber Valley
Ian Paisley, Jr. MP Democratic Unionist North Antrim

Changes 2015-2017

Date Outgoing member and party Constituency New member and party Constituency Source
1 February 2016 David Anderson MP (Labour) Blaydon Tom Blenkinsop MP (Labour) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland Hansard
21 November 2016 Oliver Colvile MP (Conservative) Plymouth Sutton and Devonport Bob Stewart MP (Conservative) Beckenham Hansard
28 November 2016 Nigel Evans MP (Conservative) Ribble Valley Mark Pritchard MP (Conservative) The Wrekin Hansard
5 December 2016 Ian Paisley, Jr. MP (Democratic Unionist) North Antrim Gregory Campbell MP (Democratic Unionist) East Londonderry Hansard
Gavin Robinson MP (Democratic Unionist) Belfast East Jim Shannon MP (Democratic Unionist) Strangford

2010-2015 Parliament

The chair was elected on 10 June 2010, with members being announced on 26 July 2010.[10][11]

Member Party Constituency
Laurence Robertson MP (Chair) Conservative Tewkesbury
Joe Benton MP Labour Bootle
Oliver Colvile MP Conservative Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
Stephen Hepburn MP Labour Jarrow
Lady Sylvia Hermon MP Independent North Down
Ian Lavery MP Labour Wansbeck
Naomi Long MP Alliance Party of Northern Ireland Belfast East
Jack Lopresti MP Conservative Filton and Bradley Stoke
Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South
Ian Paisley, Jr. MP Democratic Unionist North Antrim
Stephen Pound MP Labour Ealing North
David Simpson MP Democratic Unionist Upper Bann
Mel Stride MP Conservative Central Devon
Gavin Williamson MP Conservative South Staffordshire

Changes 2010-2015

Date Outgoing member and party Constituency New member and party Constituency Source
2 November 2010 Stephen Pound MP (Labour) Ealing North Kate Hoey MP (Labour) Vauxhall Hansard
24 October 2011 Ian Lavery MP (Labour) Wansbeck David Anderson MP (Labour) Blaydon Hansard
28 November 2011 Mel Stride MP (Conservative) Central Devon Kris Hopkins MP (Conservative) Keighley Hansard
Gavin Williamson MP (Conservative) South Staffordshire Nigel Mills MP (Conservative) Amber Valley
24 October 2011 Kris Hopkins MP (Conservative) Keighley Andrew Percy MP (Conservative) Brigg and Goole Hansard

List of chairs

Member Party Constituency Term Parliament
Patrick Cormack Conservative South Staffordshire 2005 – 12 April 2010 54th Parliament
Laurence Robertson Conservative Tewkesbury 9 June 2010 – 12 July 2017 55th and 56th Parliament
Andrew Murrison Conservative South West Wiltshire 12 July 2017 – 9 May 2019 57th Parliament
Kate Hoey Labour Vauxhall 15 May 2019 – 12 June 2019 57th Parliament
Simon Hoare Conservative North Dorset 12 June 2019 to present 57th and 58th Parliament

See also

  • List of Committees of the United Kingdom Parliament
  • Northern Ireland Grand Committee

References

  1. "Northern Ireland Affairs Committee - role". UK Parliament. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  2. "Select Committees". UK Parliament. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  3. "Membership - Northern Ireland Affairs Committee". UK Parliament. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  4. "Committees Volume 723: debated on Tuesday 29 November 2022". hansard.parliament.uk. UK Hansard. 29 November 2022. Retrieved 30 November 2022. That Stephanie Peacock be discharged from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and Tony Lloyd be added.
  5. "Committees Volume 722: debated on Tuesday 8 November 2022". hansard.parliament.uk. UK Hansard. 8 November 2022. Retrieved 2 December 2022. That Mr Gregory Campbell and Fay Jones be discharged from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and Carla Lockhart and Sir Robert Buckland be added.
  6. "Speaker's Statement: Select Committee Chairs". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Vol. 627. Parliament of the United Kingdom: House of Commons. 12 July 2017.
  7. "Business without Debate". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Vol. 628. Parliament of the United Kingdom: House of Commons. 11 September 2017.
  8. "Speaker's Statement". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Vol. 597. Parliament of the United Kingdom: House of Commons. 18 June 2015.
  9. "Committees". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Vol. 598. Parliament of the United Kingdom: House of Commons. 6 July 2015.
  10. "Speaker's Statement". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Vol. 511. Parliament of the United Kingdom: House of Commons. 10 June 2010.
  11. "Committees". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Vol. 514. Parliament of the United Kingdom: House of Commons. 26 July 2010.


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