Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee

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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. Select Committees work in both houses and report on governmental departments and economic affairs.[1]


As of 5 November 2012, the members of the committee are as follows:

Member Party Constituency
Laurence Robertson MP (Chair) Conservative Tewkesbury
David Anderson MP Labour Blaydon
Joe Benton MP Labour Bootle
Oliver Colvile MP Conservative Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
Stephen Hepburn MP Labour Jarrow
Sylvia Hermon MP Independent North Down
Kate Hoey MP Labour Vauxhall
Naomi Long MP Alliance Belfast East
Jack Lopresti MP Conservative Filton and Bradley Stoke
Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP Social Democratic and Labour Belfast South
Nigel Mills MP Conservative Amber Valley
Ian Paisley, Jr. MP Democratic Unionist North Antrim
Andrew Percy MP Conservative Brigg and Goole
David Simpson MP Democratic Unionist Upper Bann

Source: Northern Ireland Affairs Committee


Occasionally, the House of Commons orders changes to be made in terms of membership of select committees, as proposed by the Committee of Selection. Such changes are shown below.

Date Outgoing Member
& Party
Constituency New Member
& 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
5 November 2012 Kris Hopkins MP (Conservative) Keighley Andrew Percy MP (Conservative) Brigg and Goole Hansard

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