The Attorney General arranged for pupils participating in his Living Law Programme to visit Parliament Buildings in order to further their knowledge of the Assembly and legislative process.
They were welcomed by the Assembly’s Education Service who provided an overview of the history and workings of the Assembly and introduced the First Legislative Counsel Brenda King, who delivered a talk on the work of the Office of the Legislative Counsel.
The pupils then heard from Paul Givan and Raymond McCartney on their roles within the Committee for Justice and were able to ask questions. The Principal Deputy Speaker Mitchel McLaughlin joined the group to provide an insight into the work of the Speaker’s office and the role of the Speaker within the Assembly.
A tour of Parliament Buildings brought the day to a conclusion along with the announcement of the Attorney General’s essay competition.