With no functioning Assembly at Stormont, there have been calls for a reduction or complete cut of salaries for Members of the Legislative Assembly. However, constituency work is continuing in Northern Ireland: Sean Haughey has examined how much constituency service do MLAs actually provide, and what it entails.
In the first of our blog series from our Annual Conference, Legislatures in Uncertain Times, Sean Haughey discusses his research into parliamentary questions in the Northern Ireland Assembly.
The Northern Ireland Assembly is the devolved legislature in Northern Ireland. The current Assembly was first constituted in 1998. This followed the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (GFA), signed in April of that year. Continue reading