Business Diary

Monday 28 February 2022 - Friday 04 March 2022

* 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 28 February 2022
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 01 March 2022
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
12:45 PMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

Public from 12:45 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:50 PM (30 mins)
Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill - Consideration of Bill Sponsor Amendments
• Ms Clare Bailey, MLA

Public from 1:20 PM (30 mins)
Adoption and Children Bill - Consideration of Department of Health Amendments

Public from 1:50 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
1:35 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:35 PM (20 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 02 March 2022
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
9:19 AMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:19 AM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:34 AM (43 mins)
Children and Young People's Strategy - Oral Briefing from the Department of Education
• Mr Paul Brush, DE
• Mr Paul Wright, DE

Public from 10:17 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Draft Legacy Report 2017-2022
10:01 AMMicrosoft Teams, Virtual Meeting, Audit Committee

Closed from 10:01 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 10:04 AM (22 mins)
Comptroller and Auditor General Salary Arrangements
• Mr Jonathan McMillen, Head of Legal Services Office

Closed from 10:26 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business
10:03 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:03 AM (11 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:14 AM (4 mins)
Subordinate Legislation - SL1s - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

Subordinate Legislation - SRs - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

SL1 The Derrynaseer Road (Rubble Road)Omagh (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022

SL1 The Railways (Safety Management) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

SR 2022- 60 The Narrow Water Bridge Order (Northern Ireland) 2022

SR 2022 -61 The Newry River (Diversion of Navigable Watercourse and Extinguishment of Public Rights of Navigation) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022

SR 2022-64 The Foreglen Road, Dungiven (Abandonment) Order 2022

Public from 10:18 AM (60 mins)
Drains for Development - Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Northern Ireland
• Mr James Fraser, Drains for Development
• Mr Joe McGinnis, Drains for Development
• Ms Maureen O'Reilly, Drains for Development

Public from 11:18 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business
10:09 AMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

Public from 10:09 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:11 AM (34 mins)
Onshore Fracking (Prohibition) Bill - Briefing from Geological Survey Northern Ireland
• Mr Rob Raine, Geological Survey Northern Ireland

Public from 10:45 AM (95 mins)
Briefing from Invest NI - Update on current issues
• Mr Mel Chittock, Invest NI
• Ms Rose Mary Stalker, Invest NI
• Mr Donal Durkan, Invest NI
• Mr Alan McKeown, Invest NI

Public from 12:20 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:24 PM (2 mins)
Employment (Zero Hours Workers and Banded Weekly Working Hours) Bill

Public Consultation on Proposed Increases to the Financial Eligibility Limits for the Northern Ireland Debt Relief Scheme

Public from 12:26 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
12:46 PMMicrosoft Teams, Virtual Meeting, Committee on Standards and Privileges

Closed from 12:46 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:50 PM (49 mins)
Complaint against a Member - Oral hearing from the Member
• Dr Melissa McCullough, Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards

Closed from 1:39 PM (125 mins)
Complaint against a Member - Legal Advice and Committee deliberation
• Ms Rebecca Ellis, Northern Ireland Assembly

Closed from 3:44 PM (17 mins)
Referral of a complaint to the Committee for further consideration
• Mr Douglas Bain, Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards

Closed from 4:01 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
2:21 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:21 PM (121 mins)
Committee Business

Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy - Women's Resource and Development Agency - Oral Briefing
• Ms Rachel Powell, Women's Resource and Development Agency
• Ms Elaine Crory, Women's Resource and Development Agency

Public from 4:22 PM (1 mins)
EU Matters - NI Assembly EU Affairs Manager - Oral Briefing
• Ms Shauna Mageean, Northern Ireland Assembly

Public from 4:24 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
2:31 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

Public from 2:31 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:32 PM (21 mins)
Oral Briefing - Nearly Zero Energy Buildings guidance – Construction Employers Federation
• David Fry, Construction Employers Federation
• David Magee, Antrim Construction Company Ltd

Public from 2:53 PM (35 mins)
Written Briefing - SL1 The Rates (Coronavirus) (Emergency Relief) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

Written Briefing - SL1 The Rates (Coronavirus) (Emergency Relief) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

Written Briefing - SL1 The Rates (Temporary Rebate) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022

Written Briefing - SL1 The Rates (Exemption for Automatic Telling Machines in Rural Areas) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022
• Sharon Magee, DoF

Oral Briefing - SL1 The Rate Relief (Qualifying Age) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022
• Sharon Magee, DoF
• Teresa Murray, DoF

Written Briefing - SR The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

Public from 3:28 PM (2 mins)
Strengthening committee scrutiny report - Written briefing

Public from 3:30 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 03 March 2022
VISITThe JunctionCommittee for Health
9:06 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 9:06 AM (26 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:32 AM (33 mins)
Departmental Update on the Developing Women in the Community Programme
• Mr David Sales, DfC
• Ms Sharon McCullagh, DfC

Public from 10:05 AM (20 mins)
Departmental briefing on Supporting People Programme
• Dr Heloise Brown, DfC
• Ms Emma Stockman, DfC
• Mr Alistair Mawhinney, Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Suspension from 10:25 AM (10 mins)

Public from 10:35 AM (17 mins)
SL1 Social Security (Industrial Industries) (Prescribed Diseases) (Amendment) Regs (NI) 2022

SL1 Social Security (Medical Evidence) and Statutory Sick Pay (Amendment) Regs (NI) 2022

SL1 The Occupational Pension Schemes (Charges and Governance) (Amendment) Regs (NI) 2022

SL1 The Occupational Pension Schemes (Fraud Compensation Levy) (Amendment) Regs (NI) 2022

SLI The Occupational Pension Schemes (Schemes that were Contracted-Out) (Amendment) Regs (NI) 2022.

SL1 Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Disclosure of Information) (Requirements to Refer Members to Guidance etc.) (Amendment) Regs (NI) 2022.

Suspension from 10:52 AM (7 mins)

Public from 10:59 AM (25 mins)
Shelter NI briefing on its Work
• Mr Tony McQuillan, Shelter NI
• Ms Stella LePoidevin, Shelter NI
• Ms Louise Slavin, Shelter NI

Public from 11:24 AM (26 mins)
Leonard Cheshire briefing on Supported and Assisted Living
• Ms Fiona McCabe, Leonard Cheshire
• Ms Diane Watson, Leonard Cheshire

Public from 11:50 AM (14 mins)
Departmental briefing on the PrivateTenancies Bill Further Consideration Stage - Ministerial Amendments
• Mr David Polley, DfC
• Ms Eilish O'Neill, DfC

Public from 12:04 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
9:13 AMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:13 AM (57 mins)
Committee Business

THRiVE - Oral Briefing from THRiVE
• Ms Claire Humphrey, Barnardo's
• Hilary Johnston, Public Health Agency
• Paul Johnston, Monkstown Boxing Club
• Lorna Thompson, Parent Champion
• Joanne Griffith, Abbots Cross Primary School

Public from 10:10 AM (37 mins)
Committee Business

Supporting Young People's Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing - Oral Briefing from The Bytes Project
• Mr Stephen Dallas, The Bytes Project
• Mr John Peacock, YMCA Ireland
10:01 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 10:01 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:06 AM (53 mins)
Capacity Constraints in the Planning Process - Oral Briefing - DAERA
• Ms Helen Anderson, DAERA
• Ms Stephanie Millar, DAERA
• Mr Mark Hammond, DAERA
• Mr Keith Finegan, DAERA

Public from 10:59 AM (1 mins)
Register of those Convicted of Animal Cruelty Offences - Written Briefing - DAERA

Public from 11:00 AM (24 mins)
Capacity Constraints in the Planning Process - Oral Briefing - DAERA

Public from 11:24 AM (39 mins)
Rural Development Programme LEADER Structures - Oral Briefing - Rural Community Network
• Mr Aidan Campbell, Rural Community Network
• Ms Louise Coyle, Northern Ireland Rural Women's Network
• Professor Ruth McAreavey, Newcastle University

Public from 12:03 PM (1 mins)
Consultation on Proposals for Inshore Vessel Monitoring System for Fishing Vessels under 12m Overall Length - Written Briefing - DAERA

Public from 12:04 PM (12 mins)
Animal Health & Welfare Common Framework - Clerk's Written Briefing

Public from 12:16 PM (14 mins)

Public from 12:30 PM (3 mins)
Draft Committee Position Paper - Fertilisers Common Framework - Clerk's Written Briefing

Public from 12:35 PM (8 mins)
Draft Committee Legacy Report - Clerk's Written Briefing

Public from 12:43 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:46 PM (9 mins)
Arrangements for "Breaking the Grass Ceiling" Launch Event
2:04 PMRoom 30Committee for Justice

Public from 2:04 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 2:08 PM (49 mins)

Public from 2:57 PM (80 mins)
CJINI Report on a Review into the Operation of Care and Supervision Units in the NI Prison Service - Oral evidence session with the Chief Inspector
• Ms Jacqui Durkin, Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland
• Ms Maureen Erne, Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland

CJINI Report on a Review into the Operation of Care and Supervision Units in the NI Prison Service - Oral evidence session with NI Prison Service Officials
• Mr Ronnie Armour, Northern Ireland Prison Service
• Mr David Kennedy, Northern Ireland Prison Service
• Mr Steven McCourt, Northern Ireland Prison Service

SL1 - The Police Service of Northern Ireland (Amendment) Regulations 2022 - (Amendment to reflect Platinum Jubilee Public Holiday arrangements for 2022) – written paper

Police Service of Northern Ireland Retention and Disposal Schedule - written paper

NI Prison Service Strategic Improvement Programme 2022-2025: Prisons 25 by 25 - witten paper

New Legislative Measures to Strengthen the Response to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking - Proposed Public Consultation - written paper

Legislative Amendments to Impose a Restriction on the Circumstances in which an Order for Taxation of Legal Aid Costs may be made and to enable Legal Aid Statutory Charges - Proposed Public Consultation – written paper

Implementation of the Recommendations of the Gillen Review into Serious Sexual Offences in Northern Ireland - Update - written paper

Troubles Permanent Disablement Payment Scheme - Update

CJINI Report on the Care and Treatment of Victims and Witnesses by the Criminal Justice System in Northern Ireland - Update on Implementation of Action Plan to address findings and recommendations - written paper

CJINI Report on Effective Penalty Enforcement – A Review of the Impact of Current Fine Default Strategy and Services - Update on Implementation of findings and recommendations - written paper

Public from 4:17 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill 2022
2:06 PMSenate ChamberPublic Accounts Committee

Public from 2:06 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 2:11 PM (2 mins)
Inquiry into Broadband Investment in Northern Ireland - Final Consideration of Draft Report
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Conor McGeown, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:13 PM (30 mins)
Inquiry into Planning in Northern Ireland - Issues paper - NILGA
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Colette Kane, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Roger McCance, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Claire Turner, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:43 PM (8 mins)
Head of Civil Service - Briefing and Preparation Session
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Rodney Allen, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:51 PM (24 mins)
Committee Business

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