MLA for a Week
One of the most important roles of anis to make , or . MLAs at in the and on whether or not to pass them. These meetings are chaired by the .
They also work in small teams, or, to examine the Bills in detail. They consult experts and the public about their views. Committees might suggest changes, called , to improve the Bills. Committees also make into issues that concern people in Northern Ireland.
The largest parties in the Assembly appoint MLAs asto manage Government Departments. Another important role of an MLA is to the work of Ministers and that provide us with our . They then suggest to improve these services. MLAs hold Ministers to account through their work in Committees and by asking and at in the . They also highlight issues in debates that they think Ministers need to consider and do something about.
MLAs also have work to do in their own. It is their role to represent the people living thereby listening to their views and helping them to solve problems.
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