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Ministerial Code

The Ministerial Code sets out the rules and procedures for the exercise of the duties and responsibilities of Ministers and junior Ministers of the Northern Ireland Assembly as specified in the Belfast Agreement, the Northern Ireland Act 1998, the St Andrews Agreement and the Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006.

Introduction

1.1  Preamble  
1.4  Pledge of Office
1.5  Ministerial Code of Conduct
1.6  The Seven Principles of Public Life

The Executive Committee

2.1  The Executive Committee
2.2  Role of the First Minister and the deputy First Minister
2.3  Functions of the Executive Committee
2.4  Duty to bring matters to the attention of the Executive Committee
2.6  Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings
2.8  Northern Ireland Ministers and the Executive Committee
2.9  Meetings of the Executive Committee
2.11  Executive Committee Agenda
2.12  Decision-making by the Executive Committee
2.13  Consideration of NSMC and BIC decision papers
2.14  Urgent decisions
2.15  Retrospective consideration of Ministerial decisions
2.16  Additional provision
2.17  Power to refer Ministerial decisions to Executive Committee

The North-South Ministerial Council and the British-Irish Council

3.1  Advance notice of meetings of the North-South Ministerial Council and the British-Irish Council
3.2  Attendance at meetings
3.11  Duty to participate in the North-South Ministerial Council and the British-Irish Council
3.21  Work of the North-South Ministerial Council
3.22  Work of the British-Irish Council