Business Diary

Monday 29 June 2015 - Friday 03 July 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 29 June 2015
11:31 AMRoom 30Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure

Public from 11:31 AM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 11:35 AM (115 mins)
Briefing from DCAL re Internal Governance
• Dr Denis McMahon, DCAL
• Ms Cynthia Smith, DCAL
• Ms Joanna McConway, DCAL

Public from 1:30 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business - Committee Business
12:00 PMRoom 21Ad Hoc Joint Committee on the Mental Capacity Bill

Public from 12:00 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:01 PM (1 mins)
Background Papers

Public from 12:02 PM (90 mins)
Roundtable discussion with international academics/experts
• Ms Caroline Bielanska TEP, Independent Consultant
• Professor Phil Fennell, Cardiff University
• Professor Julian Hughes, North Tyneside General Hospital
• Mr Alex Rucke Keene, 39 Essex Chambers
• Professor Wayne Martin, University of Essex
• Professor George Szmukler, King’s College London

Public from 1:32 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 30 June 2015
10:14 AMRoom 29Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment

Public from 10:14 AM (35 mins)
Oral Briefing from the Irish League of Credit Unions: Credit Unions and Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Bill
• Mr Brian McCrory, Irish League of Credit Unions
• Ms Breege-Anne Murphy, Irish League of Credit Unions
• Mr Martin Fisher, Irish League of Credit Unions

Public from 10:49 AM (41 mins)
Oral Briefing from the Ulster Federation of Credit Unions: Credit Unions and Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Bill
• Mr David Dowey, Ulster Federation of Credit Unions
• Mr Gordon Smyth, Ulster Federation of Credit Unions

Public from 11:30 AM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 11:45 AM (1 mins)
Legislation: SL1 The Debt Relief Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 (Consequential Amendments) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

Public from 11:46 AM (1 mins)
Consultation: Draft Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Access to Infrastructure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 and the Draft Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Licensing etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Public from 11:47 AM (2 mins)
Written Briefing from DETI: DETI Research Agenda Update

DETI Export Strategy - Enabling the conditions for increasing external sales and exports in Northern Ireland

Public from 11:49 AM (1 mins)
EU Matters - Issue 06/2015

Public from 11:50 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 11:51 AM (99 mins)
Oral Briefing from DETI: SL1 Proposed Renewables Obligation Closure Order (Northern Ireland) 2015
• Mr Michael Harris, DETI
• Ms Alison Clydesdale, DETI
• Mr John Mills, DETI
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
10:36 AMRoom 21Ad Hoc Committee on the Public Services Ombudsperson Bill

Closed from 10:36 AM (27 mins)
Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsperson Bill - Briefing from Assembly Legal Services on Legal Advice

Public from 11:03 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 11:06 AM (29 mins)
Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsperson Bill - Committee deliberations on the Bill

Public from 11:35 AM (1 mins)
Forward Work Programme

Public from 11:36 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business
12:30 PMRoom 106Business Committee

Closed from 12:30 PM (60 mins)
Committee Business
1:30 PMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development

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

Public from 1:40 PM (40 mins)
Oral Briefing DARD – TB/TVR
• Ms Geraldine Fee, DARD
• Mr Roly Harwood, DARD
• Mr Colin Hart, DARD
• Mr Ian McKee, DARD

Public from 2:20 PM (20 mins)
Oral Briefing DARD - Pre-con - Tuberculosis (Examination and Testing) Scheme (Amendment) Order
• Ms Geraldine Fee, DARD
• Mr Colin Hart, DARD
• Mr John O'Neill, DARD
• Ms Dearbhla Redmond, DARD

Public from 2:40 PM (30 mins)
Oral Briefing - TBSPG Interim Report June 2015
• Mr Sean Hogan, TB Strategic Partnership Group
• Mr John Thompson, TB Strategic Partnership Group
• Dr George McIlroy, TB Strategic Partnership Group
• Dr Cecil McMurray CBE, TB Strategic Partnership Group
• Mr Campbell Tweed, TB Strategic Partnership Group

Public from 3:10 PM (20 mins)
Oral Briefing DARD – Consultation on the DARD Children and Young People’s Action Plan 2014-17
• Mr Gerry McPeake, DARD
• Ms Sharon Fitchie, DARD

Public from 3:30 PM (10 mins)
Written Briefing DARD - Beef sector / suckler cows industry

Written Briefing DARD – SL1 The Nitrates Action Programme (Amend) Regs (NI) 2015

Written Briefing DARD – SL1 The Common Agricultural Policy (Review of Decisions) Regulations 2015

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

Closed from 3:45 PM (15 mins)
Inquiry into Better Regulation - Special Advisor
3:30 PMRoom 29Audit Committee

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

Public from 3:40 PM (20 mins)
NIAO Annual Report and Accounts 2014-15
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Janet Sides, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Andrew Allen, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Richard Emerson, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 4:00 PM (20 mins)
NIAO Resources: 2015-16 June Monitoring Round

Public from 4:20 PM (10 mins)
Chairs Of NIAO Audit Committee and C&AG’s Advisory Group

Public from 4:30 PM (10 mins)
NIAO Proposed Amendments to Memorandum of Understanding

Public from 4:40 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 01 July 2015
9:30 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Education

Closed from 9:30 AM (30 mins)
Inquiry into Shared and Integrated Education - Agree Inquiry Report - Written briefing

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

Public from 10:10 AM (5 mins)
Consultation on the Teachers Superannuation (Additional Voluntary Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2015
• Mr Seamus Gallagher, DE

Public from 10:15 AM (120 mins)
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Bill - Department of Education Feedback on Committee Stage
• Mrs Caroline Gillan, DE
• Mrs Irene Murphy, DE
• Ms Jan Matthews, DE

Public from 12:15 PM (60 mins)
Elective Home Education Consultation Responses - Education Authority
• Dr Clare Mangan, Education Authority
• Ms Carol Johnston, Education Authority
• Mrs Pat Ward, Education Authority
• Ms Nicola Topping, Education Authority

Public from 1:15 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMRoom 29Committee for Employment and Learning

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

Public from 10:10 AM (60 mins)
Ministerial Briefing - Update on European Social Fund 2014 - 2020
• Dr S Farry, Minister for Employment and Learning

Public from 11:10 AM (45 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Departmental Business Plan
• Ms Heather Cousins, DEL
• Mr Michael Gould, DEL
• Ms Carol Keane, DEL

Public from 11:55 AM (45 mins)
Briefing from Belfast Metropolitan College - Performing Arts Provision
• Ms Marie-Therese McGivern, Belfast Metropolitan College
• Ms Gillian Magee, Belfast Metropolitan College

Public from 12:40 PM (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 (40 mins)
Rating Issues - Review of Business Rates: Consideration of the Draft Terms of Reference - Briefing from DFP
• Mr Brian McClure, DFP
• Mr Andrew McAvoy, DFP

Public from 10:50 AM (40 mins)
DFP Business Plan - Performance Against Business Plan Objectives: Central Procurement Directorate - Briefing from DFP
• Mr Des Armstrong, DFP
• Mr Gareth Johnston, DFP

Public from 11:30 AM (10 mins)
SR 2015/272 - The Funded Public Service Pension Schemes (Reduction of Cash Equivalents) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Public from 11:40 AM (10 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMRoom 21Committee for Regional Development

Closed from 10:00 AM (30 mins)
Inquiry into the Coleraine to Londonderry Rail Track Phase Two Project: Draft Committee Report

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

Public from 10:40 AM (10 mins)
Inquiry into the Coleraine to Londonderry Rail Track Phase Two Project: Draft Committee Report

Public from 10:50 AM (40 mins)
Departmental Briefing: Accessible Transport Strategy
• Mr Keith Walsh, DRD

Public from 11:30 AM (15 mins)
Water and Sewerage Services Bill

Public from 11:45 AM (15 mins)
Committee Business

SL1: The Control of Traffic (Lisburn) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

SL1: The Bus Lanes (Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast – Sandown Road to Knock Road) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

SL1: The Waiting Restrictions (Cookstown) (Northern Ireland) 2015

SL1: The Parking and Waiting Restrictions (Ballymoney) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

SL1: The Parking Places on Roads (Lisburn City Centre) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

SL1: The A29 Moy Road and U7004 Drumcairn Road, Armagh (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

SL1: The Road Races (Bushwhacker Rally) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015
2:00 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety

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

Public from 2:05 PM (60 mins)
DHSSPS Financial Position for 2015/16 - Ministerial Briefing
• Mr S Hamilton, Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
• Mr Peter Toogood, DHSSPS
• Dr Michael McBride, DHSSPS
• Mrs Deborah McNeilly, DHSSPS

Public from 3:05 PM (60 mins)
Sir Liam Donaldson Expert Examination of Health and Social Care Governance Arrangements - Departmental Briefing
• Dr Michael McBride, DHSSPS
• Ms Charlotte McArdle, DHSSPS
• Mrs Deborah McNeilly, DHSSPS

Public from 4:05 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMRoom 30Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

Closed from 2:00 PM (30 mins)
Proposal to Update Legislation to Reform The Office of the Northern Ireland Ombudsman - Update on Committee Stage

Public from 2:30 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:40 PM (20 mins)
Children's Services Co-operation Bill - Formal consideration of Committee Report

Public from 3:00 PM (20 mins)
European Issues - Written briefing on Executive's performance against EU Priorities for 2014-15 and EU Priorities for 2015-16

Closed from 3:20 PM (30 mins)
Inquiry into Building a United Community - Formal consideration of draft Report

Public from 3:50 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMRoom 29Public Accounts Committee

Public from 2:00 PM (20 mins)
Committee Business
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Richard Emerson, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:20 PM (40 mins)
Inquiry into Department for Social Development - Advanced Land Purchases - Clerk's Update
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Richard Emerson, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 3:00 PM (30 mins)
Forward Work Programme - Draft Forward Work Programme Sept - Dec 2015
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Richard Emerson, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Eddie Bradley, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 3:30 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 02 July 2015
10:00 AMRoom 30Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure

Closed from 10:00 AM (20 mins)
Legal advice on witnesses providing inquiry evidence

Public from 10:20 AM (10 mins)
Inquiry into issues around Emergency Exiting Plans, including their impact on stadium capacity, for the redeveloped Casement Park Stadium - inquiry papers

Public from 10:30 AM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:45 AM (135 mins)
Inquiry into issues around Emergency Exiting Plans, including their impact on stadium capacity, for the redeveloped Casement Park Stadium - Inquiry into issues around Emergency Exiting Plans, including their impact on stadium capacity, for the redeveloped Casement Park Stadium
• Ms Valerie Brown, Belfast City Council
• Mr John Walsh, Belfast City Council

Public from 1:00 PM (180 mins)
Inquiry into issues around Emergency Exiting Plans, including their impact on stadium capacity, for the redeveloped Casement Park Stadium - Inquiry into issues around Emergency Exiting Plans, including their impact on stadium capacity, for the redeveloped Casement Park Stadium
• Mr Ciaran McGurk, Derry City Council
• Mr Carl Southern, Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Public from 4:00 PM (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)
European Activity 2015 - Action being taken to source EU Funding - Departmental Briefing
• Mr Tony McKibben, DSD
• Mr Jack O'Connor, DSD
• Mr Andrew Johnston, DSD

Public from 10:55 AM (45 mins)
The Affordable Warmth Scheme - Departmental Briefing
• Ms Bernie Rooney, DSD
• Ms Eilish O'Neill, DSD
• Ms Siobhan McAuley, Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Public from 11:40 AM (5 mins)
SR 281 The Social Security (App of Reciprocal Agreements with Australia, Canada New Zealand) (EEA States and Switzerland) Regulations (NI) 2015

Public from 11:45 AM (10 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for the Environment

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

Public from 10:10 AM (10 mins)
SL1 - The Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty) (Offences) (Amendment) Order (NI) 2015

SR 2015 271 The Local Government Reorganisation (Compensation for Loss of Employment)(Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Public from 10:20 AM (35 mins)
Fixed Penalty Notice for Offences relating to Taxi Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 - Synopsis of Responses: Departmental Briefing
• Mr Iain Greenway, DoE
• Mr Michael O'Neill, DoE

Public from 10:55 AM (45 mins)
Road Safety Strategy - Departmental Briefing
• Mr Iain Greenway, DoE
• Lynda Hurley, DoE
• Mr Adrian Borland, DoE

Public from 11:40 AM (45 mins)
Waste Management Licensing Amendment Regulations - Departmental Briefing
• Mr Paul Byrne, DoE
• Ms Siobhan Greenan, DoE
• Ms Mairead Adams, DoE

Public from 12:25 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Justice

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

Public from 2:05 PM (145 mins)
Proposals by the NI Courts and Tribunals Service for the Rationalisation of the Courts Estate - Oral Evidence from Representatives of Councils

Justice No.2 Bill - Proposals for Committee Stage

SR 2015/262: The Insolvency (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2015

Department of Justice Retention and Disposal Schedule

SL1: The Justice Act 2015 (Violent Offences Prevention Order) (Notification Requirements) Regulations 2016

Reform of the Scope of Civil Legal Aid - Draft Guidance on Prospects of Success and Cost Benefit

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

Update on the Department of Justice Estate Strategy

Prison Review Oversight Group Annual Report 2014-15 and Summary Report - May 2015

Public from 4:30 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

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