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

Business Diary

Monday 21 June 2021 - Friday 25 June 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 21 June 2021
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 22 June 2021
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:00 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:00 PM (60 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 23 June 2021
9:30 AMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:30 AM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:45 AM (75 mins)
Special Educational Needs Framework - Department of Education Oral Briefing
• Mr Ricky Irwin, DE
• Ms Julie McBride, DE
• Mr Chris Hutchinson, DE
• Ms Clar McKenna, Education Authority
• Ms Tracey Logan, Education Authority

Public from 11:00 AM (75 mins)
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) - Department of Education Oral Briefing
• Mr Paul Brush, DE
• Mr Paul Wright, DE
• Ms Pamela Baxter, DE

Public from 12:15 PM (60 mins)
Budget/In-Year Monitoring Update, Childcare Strategy and Common Funding Formula - Department of Education Oral Briefing
• Mr Gary Fair, DE
• Mr Philip Irwin, DE
• Mr Stephen Van Houten, DE
• Ms Tina Dempster, DE

Public from 1:15 PM (15 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

Subordinate Legislation - SRs - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

Public from 10:10 AM (80 mins)
Departmental Briefing – Review of Planning Act
• Mr Angus Kerr, DfI
• Mr Alistair Beggs, DfI
• Ms Irene Kennedy, DfI
• Mr Tom Mathews, DfI

Public from 11:30 AM (90 mins)
Briefing from Taxi Operators – Current Issues Facing the Sector
• Mr Eamonn Corrigan, Regency Taxis
• Mr Eamonn O'Donnell, North West Taxi Proprietors
• Mr Stephen Anton, Fonacab
• Mr Christopher McCausland, Value Cabs

Public from 1:00 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMRoom 29Committee for the Economy

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

Public from 10:05 AM (60 mins)
Department for the Economy, Tourism NI & Tourism Ireland Briefing - Tourism Recovery
• Ms Geraldine Fee, DfE
• Mr John McGrillen, Tourism NI
• Mr Niall Gibbons, Tourism Ireland

Public from 11:05 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 11:10 AM (5 mins)
Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill

SL1 - The Further Education (Student Support) (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1 - Industrial Training Levy (Construction Industry) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

SR 2021/165 The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Amendment of Certain Relevant Periods) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 11:15 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 11:20 AM (40 mins)
Research and Information Service (RaISe) Briefing - Higher Education Funding Models
12:40 PMRoom 29Assembly and Executive Review Committee

Public from 12:40 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:45 PM (45 mins)
Report on the Review of Opposition Entitlements
• Mr Trevor Reaney , Consultant

Public from 1:30 PM (15 mins)
Additional Review Topics: Follow-up actions.

Public from 1:45 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

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

Public from 2:05 PM (70 mins)
Oral Evidence - Ulster University – Economic Policy Centre: Covid Recovery and Business Rates Reform
• Gareth Hetherington, Ulster University Economic Policy Centre
• Dr Eoin Magennis, Ulster University Economic Policy Centre

Public from 3:15 PM (70 mins)
Oral Evidence - Expert Advice NI Protocol: Generalists
• Dr Graham Gudgin, University of Cambridge
• Professor Ronan McCrea, University College London
• Professor David Phinnemore, Queen's University Belfast

Closed from 4:25 PM (40 mins)
Committee considerations of its draft Report on an independent Fiscal Council for Northern Ireland

Public from 5:05 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:00 PM (30 mins)
Committee Business

Historical Institutional Abuse: NI Assembly Research and Information Service
• Mr Stephen Orme, Research Officer

Public from 2:30 PM (60 mins)
Historical Institutional Abuse - Stakeholder Groups - Oral evidence
• Mr Gerry McCann, Rosetta Trust
• Ms Margaret McGuckin, Survivors and Victims of Institutional Abuse
• Mr Jon McCourt, Survivors North West

Public from 3:30 PM (90 mins)
Historical Institutional Abuse - Redress Board - Oral evidence
• Mr Justice Ian Huddleston, Historical Institutional Abuse Redress Board
• Mr Jim Coffey, Historical Institutional Abuse Redress Board
• Mr Patrick Butler, Historical Institutional Abuse Redress Board
• Ms Beverley Clarke, Historical Institutional Abuse Redress Board

Committee Business
2:30 PMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Closed from 2:30 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 2:35 PM (170 mins)
Written Briefing - Consideration of draft report - Withdrawal of DAERA and Local Authority staff from Ports

Closed from 5:25 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:30 PMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee on Procedures

Closed from 2:30 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 2:35 PM (50 mins)
Members' Statements - Consideration of draft Standing Orders and draft report.

Closed from 3:25 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 24 June 2021
9:30 AMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

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

Public from 9:35 AM (60 mins)
Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill - Briefing from Alliance for Choice and Alliance for Choice Derry
• Ms Emma Campbell, Alliance for Choice
• Dr Maeve O'Brien, Alliance for Choice Derry

Public from 10:35 AM (60 mins)
Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill - Briefing from Doctors for Choice, Abortion Rights Campaign & Women’s Policy Group NI
• Dr Alyson Hunter, Doctors for Choice
• Ms Helen Stonehouse, Abortion Rights Campaign
• Ms Danielle Roberts, Women's Policy Group

Public from 11:35 AM (5 mins)
SR 2021/160 Public Health Notifiable Diseases Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 11:40 AM (30 mins)
UK SI - The Health Security (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

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

Closed from 12:30 PM (60 mins)
Truth Recovery Design Panel: Mother and Baby Recovery

Closed from 1:30 PM (30 mins)
Health and Social Care Bill
10:00 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

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

Public from 10:05 AM (45 mins)
Climate Change Bill - Oral Evidence from Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association

Public from 10:50 AM (45 mins)
Climate Change Bill - Oral Evidence from Dairy Council NI

Public from 11:35 AM (45 mins)
Climate Change Bill - Oral Evidence from UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre

Public from 12:20 PM (25 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - SL1 - The Agricultural Commodities (Coronavirus)(Income Support) Scheme No.2 (Northern Ireland) 2021

Written Briefing DAERA - SL1 - The Waste (Fees and Charges)(Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Written Briefing DAERA - SL1 – Compensation for Glenelly Farmers

Written Briefing DAERA - SL1 - The Animals (Records, Identification and Movement) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2021

Public from 12:45 PM (5 mins)
Written Briefing from DAERA - Statutory Instrument - The Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Transitional Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 [AG/042]

Written Briefing from DAERA - Statutory Instrument - The Market Surveillance (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021

Public from 12:50 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

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

Public from 10:15 AM (45 mins)
Labour Market Interventions

Public from 11:00 AM (45 mins)
Supporting People Programme - Briefing by UNISON

Public from 11:45 AM (45 mins)
Supporting People Programme - Departmental Briefing

Public from 12:30 PM (40 mins)
Post Office Card Accounts

Public from 1:10 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
11:00 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Justice

Public from 11:00 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 11:05 AM (130 mins)
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland Report on Child Sexual Exploitation in Northern Ireland - An Inspection of the Criminal Justice System’s Response
• Ms Jacqui Durkin, Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland
• Dr Roisin Devlin, Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland

Action Plan to address the findings and recommendations in the Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland Report on Child Sexual Exploitation in Northern Ireland - An Inspection of the Criminal Justice System’s Response

Protection from Stalking Bill - Delegated Powers

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Proposed Legislative Consent Motion

SR 2021/138 The Parole Commissioners' (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2021

Next steps for the "McCloud" Remedy for Judicial and Police Pension Schemes

Review of Hate Crime Legislation in Northern Ireland - Department of Justice Response to the recommendations

Phase 2 of the Review of the Police Service of Northern Ireland Injury on Duty Scheme

Review of Non-Fatal Strangulation Legislation - Proposed Consultation

Department of Justice June Monitoring Round Return and 2021-22 Covid-19 Exercise and Accruing Resources 2020-21

Public from 2:00 PM (175 mins)
Key Justice Issues
• Rt Hon. Sir Declan Morgan, Office of the Lord Chief Justice

Public from 4:55 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMRoom 29Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights

Informal from 2:00 PM (120 mins)
Approaches to a Bill of Rights
2:00 PMRoom 30Public Accounts Committee

Public from 2:00 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:15 PM (15 mins)
Ministerial Directions - DfE
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Patrick Barr, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 2:30 PM (15 mins)
Memorandum of Reply - Inquiry on Major Capital Projects

Closed from 2:45 PM (90 mins)
Inquiry into Generating Electricity from Renewable Energy - Consideration of draft report
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Brian O'Neill, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 4:15 PM (30 mins)
Northern Ireland Audit Office - Briefing on NIAO Reports

Closed from 4:45 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business

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