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Assembly business continues, check the business diary for information on Plenary and Committee meetings.

Business Diary

Monday 21 September 2020 - Friday 25 September 2020

* 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 21 September 2020
10:00 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Justice

Closed from 10:00 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 10:01 AM (118 mins)
Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill - Advice on possible amendments by the Assembly Bill Clerk
• Ms Stephanie Mallon, AG5

Closed from 11:59 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 22 September 2020
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:00 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:00 PM (60 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 23 September 2020
9:30 AMRoom 29Committee for Education

Closed from 9:30 AM (55 mins)
Assembly Outreach – Post-Primary Transfer Survey Findings – Oral Briefing
• Mrs Louise Close, Outreach Manager

Closed from 10:25 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:30 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:35 AM (85 mins)
Post Primary Transfer - DE/EA Oral Briefing
• Mrs Janis Scallon, DE
• Mr Scott Harbinson, DE
• Mr Sam Dempster, DE
• Mr Dale Hanna, Education Authority

Public from 12:00 PM (70 mins)
CCEA – Curriculum and Assessment 2021 – Oral Briefing
• Mr Justin Edwards, Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
• Ms Margaret Farragher, Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Public from 1:10 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Infrastructure

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

Subordinate Legislation - SL1s - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

Public from 10:10 AM (60 mins)
Ministerial Briefing - COVID-19 Update & Current Issues
• Ms Nichola Mallon, Minister for Infrastructure
• Mrs Katrina Godfrey, DfI

Public from 11:10 AM (30 mins)
Ministerial Brieifng - Accelerated Passage of the Harbours Bill
• Ms Nichola Mallon, Minister for Infrastructure
• Ms Jackie Robinson, DfI

Public from 11:40 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

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

Public from 10:05 AM (90 mins)
Ministerial Briefing - Covid-19 response and Economic Recovery
• Mrs Diane Dodds, Minister for the Economy
• Mr Mike Brennan, DfE

Public from 11:35 AM (60 mins)
Briefing from The Northern Ireland Business Brexit Working Group
• Mr Aodhan Connolly, The Northern Ireland Business Brexit Working Group

Public from 12:35 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:45 PM (30 mins)
Impact of Covid-19 on Higher Education Teaching, Access to Facilities and Fee’s

SR 2020/199 The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Amendment of Certain Relevant Periods) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

SL1 - Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act (Meetings Amendment) Regulation (Northern Ireland) 2020

Departmental Consultation - Legislative proposals to ensure compliance with the EU Gas Directive Amendment 2019/692

Department for the Economy Annual Report and Accounts - 2019-20

Invest NI Annual Report and Accounts - 2019-20

Bedford Street Developments Limited Report and Financial Statements - 2019-20

MRDE Limited Report and Financial Statements - 2019-20

Department for the Economy Corporate Risk Register

Public from 1:15 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business
12:30 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

Public from 12:30 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:35 PM (40 mins)
Oral Evidence - Public Sector Reform - Evidence from the Department of Finance
• Mr Bill Pauley, DoF
• Ms Emer Morelli, DoF
• Helen Toner, DoF

Public from 1:15 PM (45 mins)
Private Members' Legislation: The Functioning of Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill

Public from 2:00 PM (5 mins)
SL1 – The Business Tenancies (Coronavirus) (Restriction on Forfeiture: Relevant Period) (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2020

Public from 2:05 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 2:10 PM (20 mins)
Written Evidence - Department of Finance - Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Disciplinary Process
2:00 PMRoom 29Committee for Communities

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

Public from 2:10 PM (50 mins)
Housing Executive Investment Challenge
• Mr Paul Price, DfC
• Dr Heloise Brown, DfC

Public from 3:00 PM (50 mins)
Pension Schemes Bill
• Mr Gerry McCann, DfC

Public from 3:50 PM (40 mins)
Consultation on the Regulation of Gambling in Northern Ireland - Departmental Briefing
• Mr Liam Quinn, DfC
• Ms Martina Campbell, DfC

Public from 4:30 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
3:15 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for The Executive Office

Public from 3:15 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 3:20 PM (60 mins)
Brexit - Oral evidence session with the Junior Ministers on Brexit issues
• Mr Gordon Lyons, junior Minister
• Mr Declan Kearney, junior Minister

Public from 4:20 PM (60 mins)
Victims' Payment Scheme - Oral evidence session with Departmental Officials
• Dr Mark Browne, TEO
• Mr Gareth Johnston, TEO

Public from 5:20 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 24 September 2020
9:00 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 9:00 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:05 AM (55 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Overall DAERA Transition Programme including Update on the Internal Markets Bill

Public from 10:00 AM (45 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Update on UK Government Fisheries Bill

Public from 10:45 AM (45 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Approach to EU Exit Updates and Secondary Legislation

Public from 11:30 AM (45 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Statutory Instruments with devolved conten to be laid in Westminister

Public from 12:15 PM (15 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - Proposed Consultation on development of Fisheries Management Measures in marine protected areas.

Public from 12:30 PM (15 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - The Seed Potatoes (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2020 tbc

Written Briefing DAERA - The Seed Marketing (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2020 tbc

Written Briefing DAERA - The Official Controls (Plant Protection Products) Regulations (NI) 2020 tbc

Written Briefing DAERA - The EU Fertilising Products Regulations (NI) 2020 tbc

Public from 12:45 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMRoom 29Committee for Health

Public from 10:00 AM (30 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:30 AM (60 mins)
Committee Inquiry: COVID-19 and its impact on Care Homes
• Prof Ben Cowling, Hong Kong University

Public from 11:30 AM (60 mins)
Proposed amendments to Human Medicines Regulations 2012
• Mr Canice Ward, DoH
• Mr Gerard Collins, DoH
• Mr Martin Coleman, DoH

Public from 12:30 PM (15 mins)
SR 2020/193 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 9) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH

Public from 12:45 PM (15 mins)
SR 2020/194 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 10) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 - SR 2020/194 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 10) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH

Public from 1:00 PM (10 mins)
SR 2020/200 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No.11) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH

Public from 1:10 PM (10 mins)
SR 2020/195 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No.2) (Amendment No.3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Mr Nigel McMahon, DoH

Public from 1:20 PM (10 mins)
SR 2020/198 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Mr Nigel McMahon, DoH

Public from 1:30 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Justice

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

Public from 10:05 AM (170 mins)
EU Exit - Justice Related Issues and Key Policing Priorities/Challenges - Briefing by Police Service of Northern Ireland

Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill - Deliberations on the Bill clauses, other issues not currently included in the Bill and possible amendments

Department of Justice Main Estimates

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

Development of a Joint Secure Care and Justice Campus for Children on the Woodlands/Lakewood site – Proposed Consultation

Consultation on the Law on Child Sexual Exploitation – Summary of Responses and Next Steps

Department of Justice Draft Corporate Plan 2019-2022 and Business Plan 2020-21

Restarting the Accreditation Process for Community Based Restorative Justice Organisations – Transfer of Legislation

Public from 12:55 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMRoom 29Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights

Public from 2:00 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:03 PM (57 mins)
Briefing by Dr Amanda Cahill-Ripley, University of Liverpool, on Rights and Peacebuilding
• Dr Amanda Cahill-Ripley, University of Liverpool

Public from 3:00 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Informal from 3:15 PM (75 mins)
2:00 PMSenate ChamberPublic Accounts Committee

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

Public from 2:10 PM (155 mins)
Inquiry into The LandWeb Project and Digital Transformation - Evidence session
• Ms Sue Gray, DoF
• Mr Paul Duffy, DoF
• Mr Ian Snowden, DoF
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Stuart Stevenson, DoF

Closed from 4:45 PM (15 mins)
Inquiry into The LandWeb Project and Digital Transformation - Discussions with Northern Ireland Audit Office officials
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 5:00 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

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