Councillors' Code: Review

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:00 pm on 24th January 2017.

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Photo of Paul Givan Paul Givan DUP 2:00 pm, 24th January 2017

A revised Northern Ireland local government code of conduct for councillors was issued for consultation on 21 December 2016, together with the report of the code of conduct review working group. The consultation will run until 28 February 2017, and a synopsis of the responses to the consultation, along with any response from my Department, will be forwarded to the Committee for Communities for consideration prior to publication. Any amendment to the current code of conduct for councillors will require the approval of the Assembly before it may come into operation. Just for the record, I declare that my dad is a councillor.