To consider and report on matters relating to the administration of civil and criminal justice, the reform of the civil and criminal law and such other matters as fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Justice.
This remit relies upon a definition of the responsibility of the Minister for Justice. At present this is understood to be: civil and criminal justice, social work services, criminal policy in relation to drugs, police, fire and emergency planning, law reform, land reform policy and freedom of information.
(As agreed by resolution of the Parliament on 8 June 1999, membership agreed on 17 June 1999)
The Justice and Home Affairs Committee was succeeded by the Justice 1 Committee on 8 January 2001.
(As agreed by resolution of the Parliament on 14 December 2000)