Business Diary

Monday 02 March 2015 - Friday 06 March 2015

* 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 02 March 2015
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:32 PMRoom 21Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

Closed from 1:32 PM (14 mins)
Proposal to Update Legislation to Reform The Office of the Northern Ireland Ombudsman - Consideration of draft Bill

Public from 1:46 PM (8 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 1:54 PM (4 mins)
European Issues - Consideration of Committee's European Priorities

Public from 1:58 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
Tuesday 03 March 2015
10:00 AMRoom 29Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment

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

Public from 10:10 AM (60 mins)
Oral Briefing from Tourism NI: Key Capital Projects
• Ms Kathryn Thomson, Tourism NI
• Ms Laura McCorry, Tourism NI

Public from 11:10 AM (60 mins)
Assembly Research Briefing: Case Study – Foreign Direct Investment in the ROI

Public from 12:10 PM (10 mins)
Insolvency (Amendment) Bill: Draft Report and Final Report

Public from 12:20 PM (5 mins)
Draft response to OFMDFM Committee: Children’s Services Co-Operation Bill

Public from 12:25 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:30 PM (15 mins)
Written Briefing from DETI: Research Agenda Update

Written Briefing from DETI: Giro d’Italia 2014 – Post Project Evaluation

Written Briefing from Advice NI: Business Debtline NI – Impact Report 2013-2014

Public from 12:45 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
10:04 AMRoom 21Assembly and Executive Review Committee

Public from 10:04 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business - Apologies, Draft Minutes and Matters Arising

Public from 10:05 AM (22 mins)
Report on the Operation of the Provisions of Parts 3&4 of the NI Act 1998

Public from 10:27 AM (1 mins)
Forward Work Programme

Public from 10:28 AM (13 mins)
Committee Business - Any Other Business
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
12:38 PMRoom 106Business Committee

Closed from 12:38 PM (8 mins)
Committee Business
12:50 PMRoom 21Chairpersons' Liaison Group

Closed from 12:50 PM (14 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 1:04 PM (8 mins)
Politics Plus – Update on the Joint Initiative with the National Assembly for Wales

Closed from 1:12 PM (18 mins)
Update on Budgets for 2015-2016 / SP15+

Closed from 1:30 PM (9 mins)
Guidance on Oaths in Committee

Closed from 1:39 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
1:01 PMSenate ChamberAd Hoc Committee to consider a Statutory Rule laid by the AGNI

Closed from 1:01 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 1:02 PM (4 mins)
Consideration of an AGNI Statutory Rule
1:30 PMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development

Public from 1:30 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 1:40 PM (30 mins)
Oral Briefing DARD - SL1 The Zoonoses (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2015
• Dr Stanley McDowell, Agri-food and Biosciences Institute
• Ms Sandra Dunbar, DARD
• Mr Darren Griffiths, Agri-food and Biosciences Institute
• Mr Denis Savage, DARD

Public from 2:10 PM (50 mins)
Oral Briefing DARD - Farm Business Improvement Scheme
• Mrs Colette McMaster, DARD
• Ms Elaine McCrory, DARD
• Mr Michael McLean, DARD
• Mr George Sampson, DARD

Closed from 3:00 PM (40 mins)
Oral Briefing - TB Strategic Partnership Group
• Mr Sean Hogan, TB Strategic Partnership Group
• Dr George McIlroy, TB Strategic Partnership Group
• Dr Cecil McMurray CBE, TB Strategic Partnership Group
• Mr John Thompson, TB Strategic Partnership Group

Closed from 3:40 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 3:45 PM (30 mins)
The Reservoirs Bill - Consideration of the Addendum to the Committee Report on the Reservoirs Bill

Public from 4:15 PM (10 mins)
Written Briefing DARD - SL1 The Plant Health (Amendment) Order (NI) 2015 and The Plant Health (Wood and Bark) (Amendment) Order (NI) 2015

Written Briefing DARD - SL1 The Agriculture (Student Fees) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2015

Written Briefing DARD - Public Consultation on Proposed Changes to Brucellosis Eradication Programme if Officially Brucellosis Free Status is Attained in Spring 2015

Public from 4:25 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
3:30 PMRoom 29Committee for Education

Public from 3:30 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 3:40 PM (5 mins)
The Teachers’ Pensions (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 - Departmental Briefing
• Mr Seamus Gallagher, DE

Public from 3:45 PM (10 mins)
The Teachers’ Superannuation (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 - Departmental Briefing
• Mr Seamus Gallagher, DE

Public from 3:55 PM (5 mins)
The Teachers’ Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 - Departmental Briefing
• Mr Seamus Gallagher, DE

Public from 4:00 PM (60 mins)
Inquiry into Shared and Integrated Education - NASUWT and UTU
• Mrs Teresa Graham, National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers
• Mr Justin McCamphill, National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers
• Ms Gillian Dunlop, Ulster Teachers Union
• Ms Diane Nugent, Ulster Teachers Union

Public from 5:00 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 04 March 2015
9:30 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Education

Public from 9:30 AM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:40 AM (80 mins)
Education Budget 2015 - 16 - Ministerial briefing
• Mr J O'Dowd, Minister of Education
• Ms Fiona Hepper, DE
• Mr Trevor Connolly, DE
• Mr Philip Irwin, DE

Public from 11:00 AM (60 mins)
Inquiry into Shared and Integrated Education - Early Years Organisation
• Ms Siobhán Fitzpatrick, Early Years
• Ms Pauline Walmsley, Early Years
• Mr Noel McAllister, Early Years

Public from 12:00 PM (60 mins)
Inquiry into Shared and Integrated Education - NI Youth Council
• Mr David Guilfoyle OBE, Youth Council for Northern Ireland
• Ms Norma Rea, Youth Council for Northern Ireland
• Ms Joanne Stainsby, Youth Council for Northern Ireland

Public from 1:00 PM (10 mins)
Assembly Research - Written Briefing - Coding in Schools and Special Educational Need and Disability Bill

Public from 1:10 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMRoom 29Committee for Employment and Learning

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

Public from 10:05 AM (5 mins)
SL1 – Time Off to Attend Adoption Appointments (Prospective Adopters) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Public from 10:10 AM (45 mins)
Briefing from VOYPIC - Life in Care Report
• Ms Eithne Gilligan, Voice of Young People in Care
• Ms Ruth Barry, Voice of Young People in Care
• Mr Darren Smith, Voice of Young People in Care

Public from 10:55 AM (45 mins)
Briefing from Action on Hearing Loss - Research into Transitions Experiences of Young People with Hearing Loss
• Ms Claire Lavery, Action on Hearing Loss
• Mr Barry Campbell, Action on Hearing Loss
• Ms Sara Kelly, Action on Hearing Loss
• Ms Sally Gillespie, Action on Hearing Loss

Public from 11:40 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMRoom 30Committee for Finance and Personnel

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

Public from 10:10 AM (50 mins)
Reform of Defamation Law in Northern Ireland - Briefing from the Northern Ireland Law Commission
• Mr Ken Millar, Northern Ireland Law Commission
• Dr Andrew Scott, London School of Economics and Political Science

Public from 11:00 AM (60 mins)
Rating Issues - Non-Domestic Revaluation - Briefing from the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association
• Mr Glyn Roberts, Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association
• Mr Kenny Bradley, Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association
• Ms Una Lilley, Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association
• Mr Raymond McBrien, Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association

Public from 12:00 PM (10 mins)
European Commission Work Programme - European Commission Work Programme 2015

Public from 12:10 PM (10 mins)
SL1 - The Rates (Small Business Hereditament Relief) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

SL1 - The Superannuation (District Councils) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

SL1 - The Statistics and Registration Services Act 2007 (Disclosure of Patient Registration Information) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Public from 12:20 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:30 PM (20 mins)
Sickness Absence in the Public Sector in Northern Ireland - Final Consideration of Draft Report

Public from 12:50 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMRoom 21Committee for Regional Development

Public from 10:00 AM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:15 AM (30 mins)
Departmental Briefing: Financing of NI Water
• Barbara Faloona, DRD
• Grainne Samm, DRD

Public from 10:45 AM (30 mins)
Consumer Council Briefing: Translink Fare Increases
• Mr Scott Kennerley, Consumer Council Northern Ireland
• Mr Don Leeson, Consumer Council Northern Ireland

Public from 11:15 AM (30 mins)
Department/Translink Briefing: Translink Fare Increases
• Mr Ciaran Doran, DRD
• Mr David Strahan, Translink
• Mr Ciaran Rogan, Translink

Public from 11:45 AM (15 mins)
Road Traffic (Speed Limits) Bill

Inquiry into the Benefits of Cycling to the Economy

SL1: The Road Races (Circuit of Ireland Rally) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

Committee Business

SL1: The Parking Places on Roads (Coaches) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015
1:30 PMRoom 30Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

Closed from 1:30 PM (15 mins)
Proposal to Update Legislation to Reform The Office of the Northern Ireland Ombudsman

Public from 1:45 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 1:50 PM (5 mins)
Subordinate Legislation - SL1 - THE SEX DISCRIMINATION ORDER 1976 (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2015

Public from 1:55 PM (5 mins)
Subordinate Legislation - SL1 - FAIR EMPLOYMENT AND TREATMENT ORDER (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2015

Public from 2:00 PM (40 mins)
Children's Services Co-operation Bill - briefing by the Health and Social Care Board
• Mr Tony Rodgers, Health and Social Care Board
• Mr Maurice Leeson, Health and Social Care Board

Public from 2:40 PM (40 mins)
Victims and Survivors - Briefing by the Victims and Survivors Service
• Mr Oliver Wilkinson, Victims and Survivors Service
• Ms Margaret Bateson, Victims and Survivors Service

Public from 3:20 PM (50 mins)
Victims and Survivors - Briefing by OFMDFM officials
• Mr Ricky Irwin, OFMDFM
• Mrs Patricia McIntyre, OFMDFM

Public from 4:10 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety

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

Public from 2:10 PM (60 mins)
Food Hygiene Rating Bill - Evidence session with Food Standards Agency
• Mr Michael Jackson, Food Standards Agency NI
• Ms Kathryn Baker, Food Standards Agency NI

Public from 3:10 PM (60 mins)
Self-referral for physiotherapy - Health and Social Care Board Briefing
• Mr Dean Sullivan, Health and Social Care Board
• Mrs Michelle Tennyson, Public Health Agency

Public from 4:10 PM (10 mins)
SR 2015/53 The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

SR 2015/54 The Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

SR 2015/56 The Health and Personal Social Services (Superannuation), Health and Social Care (Pension Scheme) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

SL1 The Health and Social Care Pension Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

SL1 The Health and Social Care Pension Scheme (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

SL1 The Health and Personal Social Services (Superannuation Scheme and Additional Voluntary Contributions), Health and Social Care (Pension Scheme) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

SL1 The Health Service (Cross-Border Health Care) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Public from 4:20 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 4:30 PM (30 mins)
Self-referral for physiotherapy - Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Briefing
• Ms Natalie Beswetherick, Chartered Society of Physiotheraphy Northern Ireland
• Mr Tom Sullivan, Chartered Society of Physiotheraphy Northern Ireland
2:00 PMRoom 21Committee for Justice

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

Public from 2:10 PM (50 mins)
Proposals to Vary Firearms Licensing Fees and other Miscellaneous Amendments to Firearms Legislation
• Mr Simon Rogers, DOJ
• Mr Robert Kidd, DOJ
• Ms Donna Giboney, DOJ

Public from 3:00 PM (45 mins)
Update on the Delivery of the Prison Reform Programme and the NI Prison Estate Strategy
• Ms Sue McAllister, Northern Ireland Prison Service
• Mr Mark Adam, Northern Ireland Prison Service
• Mr Paul Cawkwell, Northern Ireland Prison Service
• Mr Max Murray, Northern Ireland Prison Service

Public from 3:45 PM (45 mins)
The Justice Bill - Informal Consideration of Part 1 – Single Jurisdiction, Part 2 – Committal for Trial, Part 6 – Live Links, Part 7 – Violent Offences Prevention Orders, Part 8 – Miscellaneous and Part 9 – Supplementary Provisions

The Justice Bill - Informal Consideration of Proposed Amendment by Jim Wells MLA

Public from 4:30 PM (20 mins)
SR 2015/50: The Attorney General's Human Rights Guidance (Youth Justice Agency - Conditions of Detention) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

SR 2015/51: The Attorney General's Human Rights Guidance (Probation Board for Northern Ireland) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

Draft Statutory Rule: The Civil Legal Services (Appeal) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Draft Statutory Rule: The Civil Legal Services (Disclosure of Information) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Draft Statutory Rule: The Criminal Legal Aid (Disclosure of Information) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2015

Draft Statutory Rule: The Civil Legal Services (Cost Protection) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Committee for Justice EU Priorities for 2015 and Report on EU Work Undertaken in 2014

Public from 4:50 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 05 March 2015
10:00 AMScience Park, 38 BUNCRANA ROAD, LONDONDERRYCommittee for Culture, Arts and Leisure

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

Public from 10:05 AM (55 mins)
Briefing from Arts and Business NI
• Ms Mary Trainor-Nagele, Arts & Business NI
• Ms Maureen McLaughlin, Diamond Corrugated
• Ms Cara McCartney, Millennium Forum

Public from 11:00 AM (30 mins)
Briefing from DCAL re North West Development Programme
• Ms Joanna McConway, DCAL

Public from 11:30 AM (45 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMRoom 29Committee for Social Development

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

Public from 10:10 AM (45 mins)
Human Rights of Carers - Briefing by NIHRC

Public from 10:55 AM (30 mins)
Rinmore Stock Transfer

Public from 11:25 AM (1 mins)
The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Disclosure of Information) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Public from 11:26 AM (1 mins)
The Occupational Pension Schemes (Transfer Values) (Amendment) and Transfer Values (Disapplication) (Revocation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Public from 11:27 AM (1 mins)
The Occupational Pension Schemes (Consequential and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Public from 11:28 AM (1 mins)
The Pension Schemes Act (Transitional Provisions and Appropriate Independent Advice) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Public from 11:29 AM (1 mins)
The Maternity Allowance (Curtailment) Regulations (NI) 2015

Public from 11:30 AM (1 mins)
The Statutory Maternity Pay (Curtailment) Regulations (NI) 2015

Public from 11:31 AM (4 mins)
SR 79 The Pension Protection Fund and Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy Ceiling) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

Public from 11:35 AM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 11:45 AM (45 mins)
Inquiry into allegations, arising from a BBC NI Spotlight programme aired on 3 July 2013, of impropriety or irregularity relating to NIHE managed contracts and consideration of any resulting actions - Phase 3 Report
10:00 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for the Environment

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

Public from 10:10 AM (10 mins)
Synopsis Of Responses on the Consultation on the Draft Local Government (Transferred Functions Grant) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 - Departmental Briefing

Public from 10:20 AM (30 mins)
Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill – Rescinding of decisions on formal clause by clause scrutiny

Public from 10:50 AM (30 mins)
Environmental Better Regulation Bill - Departmental Briefing
• Mr Dave Foster, DoE
• Mr Sandy Truesdale, DoE
• Mr Robert Gray, DoE

Public from 11:20 AM (30 mins)
Phase 2 - Planning Reform and Transfer of functions to Local Government - Departmental Briefing

SL1 - The Local Government (Transitional, Incidental, Consequential and Supplemental Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 - Departmental Briefing

SR 2015/39 The Planning General Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

SR 2015/40 The Planning (Use Classes) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

SR 2015/58 The Planning (Claims for Compensation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

SR 2015/61 The Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

SR 2015/62 The Planning (Local Development Plan) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

SR 2015/63 The Planning (Statement of Community Involvement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Public from 11:50 AM (10 mins)
Committee Business

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