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]


As at May 2020, the Committee's membership is as follows:[3]

Member Party Constituency
Simon Hoare MP (Chair) Conservative North Dorset
Gregory Campbell MP Democratic Unionist East Londonderry
Fay Jones MP Conservative Brecon and Radnorshire
Mary Kelly Foy MP Labour City of Durham
Claire Hanna MP Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South
Stephen Farry MP Alliance Party of Northern Ireland North Down
Robert Goodwill MP Conservative Scarborough and Whitby
Stephanie Peacock MP Labour Barnsley East
Ian Paisley, Jr. MP Democratic Unionist North Antrim
Scott Benton MP Conservative Blackpool South
Bob Stewart MP Conservative Beckenham

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


  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.