Functions and role
The Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland advises Ofcom about the interests and opinions, in relation to communications matters, of persons living in Northern Ireland.
The remit of the Advisory Committee will be to:
- seek to identify issues affecting the communications and postal sectors in Northern Ireland, both collectively as a Committee and individually for Members, with particular reference to the sectors where they have particular knowledge or expertise
- to provide advice to Ofcom about general and specific issues concerning the communications and postal sectors arising within Northern Ireland
- to provide advice and comment as required on matters brought to the Committee by Ofcom
- to offer comment as appropriate on consultations undertaken by Ofcom
- where requested by the Content Board, to provide specific advice to that Board on matters relating to television, radio and other content on services regulated by Ofcom
- when so requested by the Ofcom Board, to provide advice to the Communications Consumer Panel on matters affecting consumers in Northern Ireland in the communications sector.
- to produce an annual report reflecting issues within the communications and postal sectors in Northern Ireland
The Committee usually meets five times a year. The Committee’s minutes are provided to the Ofcom Board.