Business Diary

Monday 01 February 2016 - Friday 05 February 2016

* 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 01 February 2016
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 02 February 2016
10:16 AMRoom 29Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment

Public from 10:16 AM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:20 AM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:30 AM (30 mins)
Legislation: SR 2016/0000 The Debt Relief Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 (Consequential Amendments) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

Written Briefing from Assembly Research: Regulation of Cerberus and Capita Asset Service

Consultation: Early Closure of the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation to onshore wind in 2016

EU Matters - Issue 01/2016

Public from 11:00 AM (50 mins)
Oral Briefing from Enterprise NI: Enterprise support provision and economic development activities
• Mr Gordon Gough, Enterprise NI
• Mr John D'Arcy, Enterprise NI
• Ms Jayne Taggart, Enterprise NI

Public from 11:50 AM (25 mins)
Committee Business
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
10:35 AMRoom 21Audit Committee

Public from 10:35 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:37 AM (25 mins)
Consideration of the Draft NIAO Corporate Plan 2016-17 to 2018-19

Public from 11:02 AM (4 mins)
NIAO Spring Supplementary Estimates 2015-16
• Mr Richard Emerson, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Janet Sides, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Brandon McMaster, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 11:06 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business
12:10 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for the Environment

Public from 12:10 PM (52 mins)
Scrap Metal Dealers Bill - Departmental briefing
• Mr Brendan Forde, DoE
1:01 PMRoom 106Business Committee

Closed from 1:01 PM (8 mins)
Committee Business
1:47 PMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development

Public from 1:47 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 1:50 PM (8 mins)
Fisheries Bill - Consideration of Committee Report

Public from 1:58 PM (26 mins)
Oral Brief QUB - Insitute for Global Food Security
• Prof Christopher Elliott, Institute for Global Food Security

Public from 2:24 PM (23 mins)
Oral Brief DARD - Northern Ireland Food Animal Information System
• Mr David Torrens, DARD
• Mr Garry Corscadden, DARD

Suspension from 2:47 PM (51 mins)

Public from 3:38 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 3:42 PM (29 mins)
Oral Brief DARD - Flooding Issues
• Mr Jonathan McKee, DARD
• Mr David Porter, DARD

Public from 4:11 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
2:07 PMRoom 21Committee for Education

Public from 2:07 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:10 PM (73 mins)
Addressing Bullying in Schools Bill - Informal deliberations
• Mrs Caroline Gillan, DE
• Mr Alan Boyd, DE

Public from 3:23 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
4:34 PMRoom 106Business Committee

Closed from 4:34 PM (16 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 03 February 2016
10:00 AMRoom 29Committee for Employment and Learning

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

SR 2016-000 The Working Time Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

Public from 10:10 AM (45 mins)
Briefing from the Employment Support and Training Agency
• Mr Adam Harbinson, Employment Support Training Agency
• Mrs Gillian Winters, Employment Support Training Agency
• Mr Geoff Lamb, Employment Support Training Agency

Public from 10:55 AM (45 mins)
Briefing from the NEET's Forum
• Mrs Anne-Marie McClure, Start 360
• Ms Jen Cole, NEET Youth Forum
• Mr Aaron McCormick, NEET Youth Forum
• Ms Ciara Gaffney, NEET Youth Forum

Public from 11:40 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business
10:02 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Education

Public from 10:02 AM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:06 AM (89 mins)
Addressing Bullying in Schools Bill - Final clause by clause scrutiny
• Mrs Caroline Gillan, DE
• Mr Alan Boyd, DE

Public from 11:36 AM (20 mins)
Assembly Research - Promoting STEM in Schools
• Miss Caroline Perry, Research Officer

Public from 11:56 AM (9 mins)
Committee Business
10:02 AMRoom 21Committee for Regional Development

Public from 10:02 AM (6 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:08 AM (12 mins)
RaISE Briefing - DRD Progress against PfG Targets
• Mr Desmond McKibbin, NIA Research

Public from 10:20 AM (28 mins)
Departmental Briefing - DRD Progress against PfG Targets
• Mr David Crabbe, DRD
• Mr Tom Reid, DRD
• Mr Philip Hamilton, DRD

Public from 10:48 AM (27 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Land acquisition and Compensation Bill
• Mr Garry McKenna, DRD
• Mr Philip Hamilton, DRD
• Mr Tom Reid, DRD

Public from 11:15 AM (19 mins)
Departmental Briefing: Integrated Passenger Transport
• Mr Sean Johnston, DRD
• Mr Michael Deery, DRD
• Mr Tony Rafferty, DRD

Public from 11:34 AM (12 mins)
EU Matters

SL1 - The Green Road, Conlig (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

SL1 - Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

SL1 - The Parking Places Loading Bays and Waiting Restrictions Amendments (Lisburn) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

SL1 - The Road Races (Mid Antrim 150) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

SL1 - The Road Races (Spamount Hill Climb) (Northern Ireland) 2016

SL1 - College Street, Belfast (Stopping-Up) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

Committee Business
10:16 AMRoom 30Committee for Finance and Personnel

Public from 10:16 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:17 AM (33 mins)
Budget - Budget bill and Spring Supplementary Estimates - Briefing from DFP
• Ms Emer Morelli, DFP
• Mr Peter Jakobsen, DFP
• Ms Michelle Scott, DFP

Public from 10:50 AM (48 mins)
EU Funding - EU Funding Programmes: PEACE IV and INTERREG VA - Briefing from DFP and SEUPB
• Mr Frank Duffy, DFP
• Mr Dominic McCullough, DFP
• Ms Gina McIntyre, DFP
• Mr Shaun Henry, Special EU Programmes Body

Public from 11:38 AM (32 mins)
Corporation Tax - Devolution of Corporation Tax and potential for other Fiscal Powers - Update Briefing from DFP
• Mr Tony Simpson, DFP
• Mr Victor Dukelow, DFP
• Mr Alan Ramsey, DFP

Public from 12:10 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
1:30 PMRoom 21Committee on Standards and Privileges

Closed from 1:30 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 1:32 PM (36 mins)
Report from the Assembly Commissioner for Standards on a Complaint against a Member
• Mr Douglas Bain, Northern Ireland Assembly

Closed from 2:08 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
2:05 PMRoom 29Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Public from 2:05 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:08 PM (11 mins)
Human Transplantation Bill - Agree Committee Report on the Committee Stage of the Bill

Health and Personal Social Services (Amendment) Bill - Agree Committee Report on the Committee Stage of the Bill

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill - Agree Committee Report on the Committee Stage of the Bill

Public from 2:19 PM (16 mins)
SL1 - The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

SL1 - The Health Service Workers (Consequential Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

Committee Business
2:06 PMSenate ChamberPublic Accounts Committee

Closed from 2:06 PM (8 mins)
Inquiry into Invest to Save funding in Northern Ireland - Preparation session
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Eddie Bradley, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Sean Beattie, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Richard Emerson, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 2:14 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:16 PM (96 mins)
Inquiry into Invest to Save funding in Northern Ireland - Evidence session
• Mr David Sterling, DFP
• Mr Mike Brennan, DFP
• Mr Jeff McGuinness, DFP
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Alison Caldwell, DFP

Closed from 3:52 PM (4 mins)
Excess Votes - Consideration of Draft Report on Excess Votes (Northern Ireland) 2014-15
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Louise Mason, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Richard Emerson, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 3:56 PM (3 mins)
Inquiry into Invest to Save funding in Northern Ireland - Discussion with NIAO officials
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Eddie Bradley, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Sean Beattie, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Richard Emerson, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 3:59 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 04 February 2016
VISIT124 STEWARTSTOWN ROADCommittee for Social Development
10:01 AMRoom 21Committee for Social Development

Public from 10:01 AM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:05 AM (8 mins)
Houses in Multiple Occupation Bill - Committee Report

Public from 10:13 AM (1 mins)
SL1 The Social Security Revaluation of Earnings Factors Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

Public from 10:14 AM (1 mins)
SL1 The Pensions (2015 Act) (Abolition of Contracting-Out For Salary Related Pension Schemes) (Consequential Amendments) Order (NI) 2016

Public from 10:15 AM (1 mins)
SL1 The Pension Protection Fund and Occupational Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (NI) 2016

Public from 10:16 AM (1 mins)
SR 25 The Pensions (2015 Act) (Consequential Supplementary and Incidental Amendments) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

Public from 10:17 AM (41 mins)
Welfare Reform Mitigations - Presentation by working group lead by Eileen Evason
• Ms Eileen Evason BA, MSSC, CBE, Mitigation Working Party
• Mr Barry McVeigh BA (Hons), Mitigation Working Party
• Ms Lisa McElherron, Mitigation Working Party
• Mr Kevin Higgins, Mitigation Working Party

Public from 10:58 AM (35 mins)
Budget - Budget Setting 2016/2017 - Departmental Briefing
• Mr Ian Snowden, DSD
• Ms Deborah Brown, DSD
• Ms Joyce Bill, Social Security Agency
• Mr Paul Killen, DSD

Public from 11:33 AM (53 mins)
The Charities Act 2008 (Designated Religious Charities) Order (NI) 2016 - Joint Evidence Session with Church Organisations
• Reverend Trevor Gribben, Presbyterian Church in Ireland
• Reverend Dr. John Stephens, Methodist Church in Ireland
• Fr Tim Bartlett, The Catholic Church
• Mr Stephen Gowdy, Presbyterian Church in Ireland

Suspension from 12:26 PM (4 mins)

Public from 12:30 PM (29 mins)
Social Housing Enterprise Strategy - NIHE Briefing
• Mr Gerry Flynn, Northern Ireland Housing Executive
• Ms Jennifer Hawthorne, Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Public from 12:59 PM (6 mins)
Licensing Bill - Committee Consideration

Public from 1:05 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
10:14 AMRoom 30Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure

Public from 10:14 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:15 AM (121 mins)
Draft Executive Budget 2016/17
• Mr David Carson, DCAL
• Ms Joanna McConway, DCAL
• Mr Michael O'Dowd, DCAL

Public from 12:16 PM (13 mins)
Inquiry into issues around Emergency Exiting Plans, including their impact on stadium capacity, for the redeveloped Casement Park Stadium - Mr McMullan's vote on Mr McCausland's evidence to the Committee

Closed from 12:29 PM (15 mins)
Inquiry into issues around Emergency Exiting Plans, including their impact on stadium capacity, for the redeveloped Casement Park Stadium - Consideration of Evidence

Public from 12:44 PM (27 mins)
Committee Business
10:14 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for the Environment

Closed from 10:14 AM (34 mins)

Public from 10:48 AM (16 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 11:04 AM (31 mins)
Synopsis of Responses - Consultation on Amending the NIEA’s Financial Provision Policy - Departmental briefing
• Mr Tony Osborne, Northern Ireland Environment Agency
• Mr Mark Livingstone, Northern Ireland Environment Agency

Public from 11:35 AM (17 mins)
Scrap Metal Dealers Bill - Deliberation of clauses

Public from 11:52 AM (13 mins)
Consultations

SL1 - Amendment of the Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty) (Offences) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997 - Departmental briefing
• Ms Liz Loughran, DoE
• Mr Alex Boyle, DoE
• Mr Michael O'Neill, DoE

SL1 - Amendment of the Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty) Order (Northern Ireland) 2007 - Departmental briefing
• Ms Liz Loughran, DoE
• Mr Alex Boyle, DoE
• Mr Michael O'Neill, DoE

Committee Business
3:00 PMRoom 30Committee for Justice

Public from 3:00 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 3:10 PM (120 mins)
Implications for the Department of Justice and Funding Allocations arising from the ‘A Fresh Start – The Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan’ - Ministerial Briefing
• Mr D Ford, Minister of Justice
• Mr Simon Rogers, DOJ
• Ms Karen Pearson, DOJ

Department of Justice Budget 2016/17 and funding issues raised by NIACRO/EXTERN - Ministerial Briefing
• Mr D Ford, Minister of Justice
• Mr Glyn Capper, DOJ

Prison Review Oversight Group Third Annual Report March 2015 - Oral briefing by the Independent Members of the Oversight Group on the Implementation of the Prisons Review Recommendations
• Mr Brendan McGuigan, Prison Review Oversight Group
• Ms Patricia Gordon, Prison Review Oversight Group
• Professor Monica McWilliams, Prison Review Oversight Group

Public from 5:10 PM (15 mins)
SR 2016/1: The Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Orders) (Notification Requirements) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

Legislative Consent Motion on Northern Ireland Provisions in the Criminal Cases Review Commission (Information) Bill - Consideration of Committee Position

SL1: The Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Review of Sentencing) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

SL1: The Draft Mental Health Review Tribunal (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2016

SL1: The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Application of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

Public from 5:25 PM (63 mins)
Committee Business

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