Business Diary

Monday 20 September 2021 - Friday 24 September 2021

* Committee Business relates to non-substantive items of business such as the consideration of minutes of the previous meeting and consideration of correspondence or matters arising from previous meetings
TimeVenuePlenary/Committee
Monday 20 September 2021
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 21 September 2021
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:00 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:00 PM (60 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 22 September 2021
VISITBALMORAL PARKCommittee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
9:30 AMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:30 AM (30 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:00 AM (90 mins)
Minister of Education - Oral Briefing
• Miss Michelle McIlveen, Minister of Education

Public from 11:30 AM (45 mins)
Integrated Education Bill - Oral Briefing by the Department of Education
• Mrs Janis Scallon, DE
• Ms Alison Chambers, DE
• Mrs Lorraine Finlay, DE
• Mrs Shirley Sweeney, DE
• Mr Peter Hutchinson, DE

Public from 12:15 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMRoom 29Committee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:00 AM (10 mins)
Committee Business

SL1 - The Planning (Development Management) (Temporary Modifications) (Coronavirus) (Amendment No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Subordinate Legislation - SRs - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

SR 2021-152 The Trunk Road T4 (Loughbrickland to Hillsborough) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 10:10 AM (80 mins)
Committee Inquiry into the Decarbonisation of Road Transport in Northern Ireland
• Mr Desmond McKibbin, Research Officer

Public from 11:30 AM (10 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

Public from 10:00 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:05 AM (60 mins)
Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill - Briefing from the NI Human Rights Commission
• Ms Alyson Kilpatrick, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
• Ms Sarah Simms, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

Public from 11:05 AM (60 mins)
Briefing from the University of Exeter Academics - Energy Governance for Northern Ireland
• Dr Richard Lowes, University of Exeter Energy Policy Group
• Professor Catherine Mitchell, University of Exeter

Public from 12:05 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill

SR 2021/- - - The High Street (Coronavirus, Financial Assistance) Scheme Regulations

Public from 12:20 PM (40 mins)
SI - The EU Research and Development Programmes (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

Committee Business

SR 2021/253 (C.10) The Employment Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 (Commencement No. 4) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021
12:40 PMRoom 29Committee on Standards and Privileges

Closed from 12:40 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:50 PM (50 mins)
Complaint against a Member - Legal advice
• Mr Jonathan McMillen, Head of Legal Services Office

Closed from 1:40 PM (40 mins)
Complaint against a Member - Oral hearing from the Member

Closed from 2:20 PM (20 mins)
Complaint against a Member - draft Committee report

Closed from 2:40 PM (10 mins)
Complaint against a Member - Appointment of Acting Commissioner

Closed from 2:50 PM (5 mins)
Admissible complaints

Closed from 2:55 PM (15 mins)
Complaint against a Member - Discontinuation of case
• Dr Melissa McCullough, Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards

Closed from 3:10 PM (30 mins)
Complaint against a Member - Commissioner’s investigation report
• Dr Melissa McCullough, Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards

Closed from 3:40 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

Public from 2:00 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:05 PM (10 mins)
Written Briefing - Subordinate Legislation: SL1: The Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders (Relevant Third Party) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Written Briefing - Subordinate Legislation - SR 2021 - 255 The Business Tenancies (Coronavirus) (Restriction on Forfeiture: Relevant Period) (Northern Ireland) (No. 3) Regulations 2021

Written Briefing - Subordinate Legislation: SR 2021 - 252 The Financial Assistance (Aluminium Composite Material) (ACM) Remediation Fund) (Private Residential Properties over18m) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 2:15 PM (30 mins)
RaISe Oral Briefing - LCM Pension Reform
• Mr Michael Scholes, Research Officer

Public from 2:45 PM (60 mins)
Oral Evidence - Public Sector Unions - LCM Pension Reform
• Alison Millar, Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance
• Dessie Lowry, Royal College of Nursing
• Nuala O'Donnell, Irish National Teachers' Organisation

Public from 3:45 PM (45 mins)
Oral Evidence - Department of Finance - LCM Pension Reform
• Blathnaid Smyth, DoF
• Stephen Ball, DoF

Public from 4:30 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:00 PM (90 mins)
Committee Business

Covid Recovery Plan - Departmental Officials
• Ms Karen Pearson, TEO

Public from 3:30 PM (30 mins)
UK Exit from EU - Written briefing: UK Approach to the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol - Assembly Research

Public from 4:00 PM (60 mins)
Written Briefing Scrutiny of Arms Length Bodies - Strategic Investment Board

Committee Business
Thursday 23 September 2021
9:00 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 9:00 AM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:15 AM (40 mins)
Charities Bill - briefing by NICVA
• Ms Denise Copeland, Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action

Public from 9:55 AM (45 mins)
Charities Bill - briefing by Rural Network Community
• Mr Aidan Campbell, Rural Community Network

Public from 10:40 AM (40 mins)
Charities Bill - briefing by Community Foundation
• Ms Siofra Healy, Community Foundation NI

Public from 11:20 AM (40 mins)
Language Strategy - Departmental Briefing

Public from 12:00 PM (40 mins)
Review of Personal Independence Payment - briefing by NIPSO
• Ms Margaret Kelly, Office of the Ombudsman
• Ms Michaela McAleer, Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman
• Ms Laura Proctor, Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman
• Ms Paula Cunningham, Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman

Public from 12:40 PM (20 mins)
Committee Business
9:30 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

Public from 9:30 AM (45 mins)
Health and Social Care Bill - Clause by clause consideration

Public from 10:15 AM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:30 AM (60 mins)
Adoption and Children (Northern Ireland) Bill - RaISe briefing
• Ms Lesley-Ann Black, Research Officer

Public from 11:30 AM (60 mins)
Adoption and Children (Northern Ireland) Bill - briefing on principles 1

Public from 12:30 PM (5 mins)
SR 2021/198 The Establishment and Agencies (Fitness of Workers) (Revocation) Regulations (NI) 2021

Public from 12:35 PM (5 mins)
SR 2021/221 The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 12:40 PM (2 mins)
SR 2021/222 The Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 12:42 PM (3 mins)
SR 2021/231 The Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 12:45 PM (45 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 10:00 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:05 AM (10 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - Northern Ireland Food Strategy

Public from 10:15 AM (45 mins)
Climate Change No.1 Bill - Oral Evidence - Environmental Justice Network
• Dr Ciara Brennan, Environmental Justice Network
• Dr Thomas Muinzer, Environmental Justice Network
• Professor Sharon Turner, Environmental Justice Network

Public from 11:00 AM (30 mins)
Horse Racing (Amendment) Bill - Oral Evidence - Down Royal and Downpatrick Racecourses
• Ms Emma Meehan, Down Royal Racecourse
• Mr Richard Lyttle, Downpatrick Racecourse

Public from 11:30 AM (30 mins)
Horse Racing (Amendment) Bill - Oral Evidence - Downpatrick Racecourse

Public from 12:00 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:10 PM (50 mins)
Climate Change No.1 Bill - Informal Deliberation - Declaration of Climate Emergency

Closed from 1:00 PM (15 mins)
Climate Change No.1 Bill - Informal Deliberation - Declaration of Climate Change Emergency
2:00 PMRoom 30Committee for Justice

Public from 2:00 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:05 PM (170 mins)
Damages (Return on Investment) Bill - Committee Informal Deliberations

Protection from Stalking Bill - Update

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Proposed Legislative Consent Motion

Update on Progress of the Public Services Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill and associated Legislative Consent Motion

SL1: The Magistrates’ Courts and County Court Appeals (Criminal Legal Aid) (Costs) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1: Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. X) Rules 2021

SL1: The Magistrates’ Courts (Detention and Forfeiture of Seized Cash) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1: The Magistrates’ Courts (Detention and Forfeiture of Listed Assets) Rules (Northern Ireland) 202X

SL1: The Magistrates’ Courts (Freezing and Forfeiture of Money in Bank and Building Society Accounts) Rules (Northern Ireland) 202X

SL1: The Magistrates’ Courts (Proceeds of Crime Act) 2002 (Confiscation) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 202X

SL1: The Making Available on the Market and Supervision of Transfers of Explosives (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Annual Renewal of the Secretary of State’s Direction under Section 1A(7) of the Prisons Act (NI) 1953 as amended by Schedule 4 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Devolution of Policing and Justice Functions) Order 2010

EU Exit and Justice Related Issues - Update

Public from 4:55 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMSenate ChamberPublic Accounts Committee

Public from 2:00 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:10 PM (20 mins)
Memorandum of Reply - Driver and Vehicle Agency 2019-20

Public from 2:30 PM (20 mins)
Memorandum of Reply - Capacity and Capability in the NI Civil Service

Public from 2:50 PM (10 mins)
Ministerial Direction

Closed from 3:00 PM (75 mins)
Inquiry into Speeding up the Justice System - Consideration of draft report

Closed from 4:15 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business
2:30 PMRoom 29Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights

Public from 2:30 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Informal from 2:45 PM (105 mins)
Rights for Inclusion with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

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