Business Diary

Monday 24 February 2020 - Friday 28 February 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 24 February 2020
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 25 February 2020
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:03 PMRoom 106Business Committee

Closed from 1:03 PM (23 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 26 February 2020
10:00 AMRoom 30Committee for Education

Public from 10:00 AM (9 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:09 AM (113 mins)
Department of Education / Education Authority - Early Years and Childcare - Oral Briefing
• Mr Paul Brush, DE
• Mrs Linda Drysdale, DE
• Mrs Cathy Galway, DE
• Ms Tina Dempster, DE
• Ms Pat Ward, Education Authority

Public from 12:02 PM (46 mins)
Department of Education / Education Authority - Nurture - Oral Briefing
• Mr Ricky Irwin, DE
• Mrs Julie Humphries, DE
• Ms Una Turbitt, Education Authority
• Mr Sean Irving, Education Authority

Public from 12:48 PM (13 mins)
Committee Business
10:04 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:04 AM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:14 AM (100 mins)
Departmental Briefing – Regional Planning & Strategic Planning
• Mr Angus Kerr, DfI
• Mr Alistair Beggs, DfI
• Mr Scott Symington, DfI
• Ms Susan Wilkin, DfI

Public from 11:54 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business
10:07 AMRoom 29Committee for the Economy

Public from 10:07 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 10:08 AM (162 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Update on Ulster University: Belfast Improvement & Magee Expansion
• Mr Mike Brennan, DfE
• Ms Heather Cousins, DfE
• Mr Trevor Cooper, DfE
• Mr Michael Donnelly, Strategic Investment Board

Public from 12:50 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 1:00 PM (15 mins)
SL1 - The Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Departmental Written Briefing - HSENI Strategic Outlines

CITB NI Annual Report and Accounts 2018-2019

Public from 1:15 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business
10:30 AMRoom 21Assembly and Executive Review Committee

Closed from 10:30 AM (14 mins)
Procedures and Administrative Arangements

Public from 10:44 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:45 AM (1 mins)
Declaration of Interests

Public from 10:46 AM (16 mins)
Functions of AERC and next steps in development of work programme

Public from 11:02 AM (1 mins)
Committee Induction Plan - Draft Committee Induction Plan

Public from 11:03 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business
2:01 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

Closed from 2:01 PM (54 mins)
Committee Business

European Affairs - Information Session
• Ms Shauna Mageean, AG5

Public from 2:55 PM (60 mins)
Committee Business

Brexit - Issues including the work of the Brexit Sub-Committee
• Ms Karen Pearson, TEO
• Dr Andrew McCormick, TEO

Public from 3:55 PM (55 mins)
Functioning of Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill
• Mr Jim Allister, MLA

Public from 4:50 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
2:06 PMRoom 21Committee on Procedures

Closed from 2:06 PM (3 mins)
Reduction of Members on Committees - Consideration of Legal Advice

Public from 2:09 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:11 PM (2 mins)
Reduction of Members on Committees

Public from 2:13 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:07 PMRoom 29Committee for Finance

Public from 2:07 PM (8 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:16 PM (82 mins)
Private Members Legislation: The Functioning of Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill
• Mr Jim Allister, MLA

Suspension from 3:38 PM (12 mins)

Public from 3:50 PM (1 mins)
Written Briefing - Northern Ireland Civil Service Human Resources (NICSHR)

Public from 3:51 PM (22 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 27 February 2020
10:04 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Closed from 10:04 AM (14 mins)
UK Government Environment Bill - Clerk's Briefing

Public from 10:18 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:21 AM (141 mins)
SL1 - Common Agricultural Policy (Direct Payments to Farmers) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations

SR - 2020/20 The Sea Fish Licensing (Revocation) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020

SR - 2020/21 The Sea Fishing (Licences and Notices) (Revocation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Oral Briefing from RaISe
• Ms Suzie Cave, Research Officer

Oral Evidence from DAERA - UK Government Environment Bill
• Mr John Mills, DAERA
• Ms Hazel Bleeks, DAERA
• Mr Karl Beattie, DAERA

Oral Evidence from - Northern Ireland Environment Link - UK Government Environment Bill
• Mr Craig McGuicken, Northern Ireland Environment Link
• Ms Joanne Sherwood, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (NI)
• Ms Victoria Magreehan, National Trust
• Ms Jane Clarke, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (NI)

Suspension from 12:42 PM (80 mins)

Public from 2:02 PM (115 mins)
Oral Evidence from - Chartered Institute Waste Management - UK Government Environment Bill
• Mr Tim Walker, Chartered Institute of Waste Management (NI)

Oral Evidence from - Ulster Farmers' Union and NIAPA - UK Government Environment Bill
• Mr James Lowe, Northern Ireland Agricultural Producers Association
• Mr Jim Carmichael, Northern Ireland Agricultural Producers Association
• Ms Aileen Lawson, Ulster Farmers' Union
• Mr Wesley Aston, Ulster Farmers' Union

Oral Evidence from - Brexit & Environment Group - UK Government Environment Group
• Mary Dobbs, Brexit & Environment Group
• Viviane Gravey, Brexit & Environment Group
• Professor Charlotte Burns, Brexit & Environment Group

Public from 3:57 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
10:07 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 10:07 AM (143 mins)
Committee Business

Ministerial briefing on Departmental priorities
• Ms Deirdre Hargey, DfC
• Ms Tracy Meharg, DfC

Departmental Deputy Secretary briefing on Housing, Urban Regeneration and Local Government
• Ms Louise Warde Hunter, DfC
• Mr Paul Price, DfC
• Mr David Polley, DfC

SL1 The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2020

SL1 The Social Security Up-rating Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

SL1 The Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

SL1 The Pneumoconiosis, etc., (Workers’ Compensation)(Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Public from 12:30 PM (43 mins)
Committee Business
10:36 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Health

Public from 10:36 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:37 AM (58 mins)
Stakeholder Briefing: Workforce Strategy
• Mr Jonathan Bull, Allied Health Professions Federation Northern Ireland
• Ms Leandre Archer, Allied Health Professions Federation Northern Ireland
• Mr Tom Sullivan, Allied Health Professions Federation Northern Ireland

Public from 11:35 AM (71 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Workforce Strategy
• Mr Peter Barbour, DoH
• Mr Stephen Galway, DoH
• Mr Chris Wilkinson, DoH
• Mr Andrew Dawson, DoH

Public from 12:46 PM (16 mins)
SL1 The Public Health Notifiable Diseases Order (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Mr Nigel McMahon, DoH

Public from 1:02 PM (1 mins)
SL1 - The Recovery of Health Service Charges (Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Public from 1:03 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMRoom 30Committee for Justice

Public from 2:00 PM (7 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:07 PM (191 mins)
Justice key issues, priorities and legislative programme - Briefing by Minister of Justice
• Mrs Naomi Long, Minister of Justice
• Mr Peter May, DoJ

SL1: The Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Prescribed Police Stations) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Review of Personal Injury Discount Rate

Public from 5:27 PM (8 mins)
Committee Business
2:03 PMSenate ChamberPublic Accounts Committee

Public from 2:03 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:09 PM (59 mins)
Inquiry into Major Capital Projects - RaISe Research Paper
• Mr Colin Pidgeon, Research Officer

Inquiry into Major Capital Projects - Introduction to Briefing Session
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 3:08 PM (21 mins)
Inquiry into Major Capital Projects - Briefing Session
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 3:29 PM (61 mins)
Inquiry into Major Capital Projects - Briefing from the Construction Employers Federation
• Mr Mark Spence, Construction Employers Federation
• Mr Jonathan Caughey, Construction Employers Federation

Closed from 4:30 PM (12 mins)
Inquiry into Major Capital Projects - Preparation Session
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 4:42 PM (8 mins)
Committee Business

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