Enterprise, Innovation and Networks Committee
The Committee’s remit was broadly based on and mirrored the portfolio of the Assembly Minister for Enterprise, Innovation and Networks. This portfolio covered:
- innovation and enterprise;
- industrial policy and business support;
- inward investment;
- promotion of indigenous companies and regional development;
- strategic co-ordinating responsibility for ICT; and
- the Structural Funds.
The main functions of subject committees, as set out in Standing Order 9
, were: policy development; scrutiny of Ministers and Assembly Sponsored Bodies; and scrutiny of legislation. They also advised on budget allocations.
Prior to the change in Ministerial titles on 1 April 2006, the Enterprise, Innovation and Networks Committee was named the Economic Development and Transport Committee