After marathon negotiations and complex rivalries, the composition and leadership of all the Parliament committees has finally been decided - a month into the new parliamentary year.
In the case of several committees, the competition was relatively benign and there were only minor changes made. However, in the case of the Finance Committee, the Human Rights Committee and the Women and Children Committee, there were hard-fought battles for key roles. In a couple of cases, this led to purges of the existing memberships.
Below we look at the composition of the committees, one by one, including the five main permanent committees, the four smaller committees and also the temporary committees of investigation.
Parliament has five main permanent committees: Finance, Legal, Defence, Services and Public Utilities. These committees are influential in their own right for studying and approving key legislation....