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

Business Diary

Monday 25 January 2021 - Friday 29 January 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 25 January 2021
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 26 January 2021
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:00 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:00 PM (60 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 27 January 2021
9:30 AMRoom 30Committee for Education

Public from 9:30 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:35 AM (60 mins)
Budget - Departmental Briefing
• Mr Gary Fair, DE
• Mr Stephen Van Houten, DE
• Mr Philip Irwin, DE

Public from 10:35 AM (65 mins)
Remote and Blended Learning - BlendEd NI Briefing
• Ms Karen Irwin, Ballyclare Primary School
• Ms Nicole O'Connor, St Colmcille's Primary School / Nursery Unit
• Ms Louise Kerr, St Joseph's College
• Mr Michael O'Kane, St Colmcille's Primary School / Nursery Unit
• Ms Pamela Algie, Bangor Central Nursery Unit
• Mr Alistair Hamill, Lurgan College
• Mr John O'Boyle, Goliath Trust

Public from 11:40 AM (65 mins)
Remote and Blended Learning - ETI Briefing
• Ms Faustina Graham, Education and Training Inspectorate
• Mr Raymond Caldwell, Education and Training Inspectorate

Public from 12:45 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Infrastructure

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

SR 2021-11 The Alexandra Square, Lurgan (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 10:15 AM (60 mins)
Briefing from Bus & Coach NI Ltd and Coach Operators Northern Ireland - Financial Assistance for Coach and Bus Operators - COVID-19
• Mrs Karen Magill, Bus & Coach NI Ltd
• Mr Niall McKeever, Bus & Coach NI Ltd
• Mr Edwin Henry, Coach Operators Northern Ireland
• Mr John Jeffers, Coach Operators Northern Ireland

Public from 11:15 AM (90 mins)
Departmental Briefing – Brexit
• Ms Linda MacHugh, DfI
• Mr Ciaran Crosbie, DfI
• Mr Graeme Banks, DfI

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

Closed from 10:00 AM (40 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Project Stratum
• Mr Nigel Robbins, DfE
• Ms Geraldine Fee, DfE
• Mr Trevor Forsythe, DfE
• Mr Eamonn Blaney, DfE

Public from 10:40 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:45 AM (40 mins)
Departmental Briefing - EU Exit Update
• Mr Shane Murphy, DfE
• Ms Giulia Ni Dhulchaointigh, DfE
• Mr Ryan Hill, DfE

Public from 11:25 AM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 11:35 AM (20 mins)
Departmental Written Briefing - Review of Level 4 and 5 Provision and HE in FE (Review of existing policy)

Public from 11:55 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

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

Public from 2:05 PM (40 mins)
Oral Evidence - Department of Finance - January Monitoring Round
• Mr Jeff McGuinness, DoF
• Ms Pamela Galloway, DoF

Public from 2:45 PM (40 mins)
Oral Evidence - Department of Finance – Public Procurement Common Framework
• Mr Des Armstrong, DoF
• Mr Michael Watson, DoF

Public from 3:25 PM (40 mins)
Oral Briefing - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) – Public Sector Reform - Innovative drivers for, and barriers to, change and improvements
• Adam Knelman Ostry, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Public from 4:05 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:00 PM (60 mins)
Committee Business

Brexit - Oral evidence session with Junior Ministers on Brexit issues
• Mr Gordon Lyons, junior Minister
• Mr Declan Kearney, junior Minister

Public from 3:00 PM (60 mins)
Historical Institutional Abuse including Memorial for Victims - Oral briefing by the Commissioner for Survivors of Institutional Childhood Abuse (COSICA)
• Ms Fiona Ryan, The Commissioner for Survivors of Institutional Childhood Abuse

Public from 4:00 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 28 January 2021
9:15 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

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

Public from 9:30 AM (45 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by the Armagh Cider Company
• Ms Helen Troughton, Armagh Cider Company

Public from 10:15 AM (45 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by the Public Health Authority
• Mr Maurice Meehan, Public Health Agency
• Mr Michael Owen, Public Health Agency

Public from 11:00 AM (45 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by Omniplex
• Mr Paul Anderson, Omniplex
• Ms Carole King, Omniplex

Public from 11:45 AM (45 mins)
Budget 2020-2021
9:30 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Health

Public from 9:30 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:35 AM (85 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Looked After Children Strategy

Public from 11:00 AM (30 mins)
SR 2021/8 The Mental Health (1986 Order) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 11:30 AM (5 mins)
SR 2021/3 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 11:35 AM (5 mins)
SR 2020/355 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 27) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Public from 11:40 AM (5 mins)
SR 2021/4 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 11:45 AM (5 mins)
SR 2021/5 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Public from 11:50 AM (5 mins)
SR 2021/6 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 11:55 AM (5 mins)
SR 2021/9 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 12:00 PM (10 mins)
SR 2021/10 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, PreDeparture Testing and Operator Liability) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

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

Closed from 12:30 PM (60 mins)
Committee Business - Strategic Planning
9:45 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Closed from 9:45 AM (10 mins)

Public from 9:55 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:00 AM (60 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Future of Agricultural Funding

Public from 11:00 AM (30 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Covid 19 Financial Support for Lough Neagh Fisheries

Public from 11:30 AM (60 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Independent Panel for Review of Decisions

Public from 12:30 PM (5 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - SR 2020/353 The Animals (Health, Identification, Trade and Veterinary Medicines (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Written Briefing DAERA - SR 2020/359 The Marketing of Seed Potatoes, Plant and Propagating Material Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Written Briefing DAERA - SR 2020/360 The Official Controls (Plant Protection Products) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Public from 12:35 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:40 PM (30 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights

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

Public from 2:03 PM (60 mins)
Briefing by Professor Dominic Bryan on Human Rights and Culture
• Professor Dominic Bryan, Queen's University Belfast

Public from 3:03 PM (60 mins)
Briefing by Professor Colin Harvey on the History, Context and Content of a Bill of Rights
• Professor Colin Harvey, Queen's University Belfast

Public from 4:03 PM (27 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMRoom 30Committee for Justice

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

Public from 2:05 PM (170 mins)
Review of Support Mechanisms for Frontline NI Prison Service Staff

Damages (Return on Investment) Bill - Accelerated Passage

Legislative Consent Motion – Domestic Abuse Bill – Extra-territorial Jurisdiction

SL1: The Explosives (Appointment of Authorities and Enforcement) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill

Increasing the General Civil Jurisdiction of the County Courts in Northern Ireland - Proposed Consultation

Modern Slavery – Transparency in Supply Chains - Proposed Consultation

Development and Implementation of a Statutory Registration Scheme for Legal Aid Practitioners in Northern Ireland

Public from 4:55 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

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