Cross-Party Groups may be set up by Assembly Members in respect of any subject area relevant to the Assembly.
A group must include Members from three political party groups represented within the Assembly. Cross-Party Groups are not formal Assembly groupings and are not, therefore, bound by any of the Assembly's Standing Orders. They have no formal role in policy development.
On 26 June 2013 the Assembly resolved to introduce new rules for the operation of Cross-Party Groups, following an inquiry by the Standards of Conduct Committee. The new rules came into force on 23 September 2013 and required existing Assembly Cross-Party Groups to re-register.
The following Cross-Party Groups have been registered: