Business Diary

Monday 01 March 2021 - Friday 05 March 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 01 March 2021
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 02 March 2021
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:08 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:08 PM (23 mins)
Committee Business
1:39 PMSenate ChamberChairpersons' Liaison Group

Closed from 1:39 PM (19 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 1:58 PM (12 mins)
Feasibility Study on Additional Committee Meeting Space and Broadcasting Capacity
• Ms Susie Brown, Head of Communications

Closed from 2:10 PM (5 mins)
Appointment of Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson

Closed from 2:15 PM (9 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 03 March 2021
9:04 AMRoom 29Committee for Education

Public from 9:04 AM (8 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:12 AM (93 mins)
Integrated Education - Integrated Education Fund - Oral Briefing
• Ms Amanda McNamee, Lagan College
• Ms Hilary Copeland, Integrated AlumNI
• Mr Sam Fitzsimmons, Integrated Education Fund

Public from 10:45 AM (68 mins)
Religious Education Certificate Report - UNESCO - Oral Briefing
• Dr Matthew Milliken, University of Ulster

Public from 11:53 AM (11 mins)
Committee Business
10:04 AMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

Public from 10:04 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:05 AM (120 mins)
Invest NI & InterTradeIreland Briefing - EU Exit & NI Protocol
• Mr Kevin Holland, Invest NI
• Mr Donal Durkan, Invest NI
• Ms Margaret Hearty, InterTradeIreland
• Ms Kerry Curran, InterTradeIreland

Public from 12:05 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:15 PM (30 mins)
SL1 - The Education (Student Fees and Support) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1- Employment Rights (NI) Order 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2021

SL1 - Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Amendment of Relevant Period in Schedule 8) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Department for the Economy - Economic Recovery Action Plan

Departmental Written Briefing - Petroleum Research

Public from 12:45 PM (29 mins)
Committee Business
10:05 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:05 AM (36 mins)
Committee Business

Subordinate Legislation - SL1s - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

SL1 - The Planning (Development Management) (Temporary Modifications) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 10:41 AM (83 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Programme for Government
• Ms Liz Loughran, DfI
• Ms Sian Kerr, DfI
• Mr John Irvine, DfI
• Ms Adele Watters, DfI

Public from 12:04 PM (50 mins)
Briefing from the Construction Employers Federation
• David Fry, Construction Employers Federation
• Mark Spence, Construction Employers Federation

Public from 12:54 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
2:02 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

Public from 2:02 PM (12 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:14 PM (34 mins)
RaISe Oral Briefing - draft Budget 2021-22
• Mr Colin Pidgeon, Research Officer

Public from 2:48 PM (21 mins)
RaISe Oral Briefing - Public Procurement Common Framework
• Mr Aidan Stennett, Research Officer

Public from 3:09 PM (36 mins)
Oral Briefing - Construction Employers’ Federation – Public Procurement Common Framework
• Mark Spence, Construction Employers Federation
• David Fry, Construction Employers Federation

Public from 3:45 PM (26 mins)
SL1 The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Billy Black, DoF
• John Saulters, DoF

Public from 4:11 PM (24 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 4:35 PM (3 mins)
Correspondence - RHI Disciplinary Process
2:05 PMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:05 PM (127 mins)
Committee Business

High Streets Task Force - Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA)
• Mr Derek McCallan, Northern Ireland Local Government Association
• Mrs Suzanne Wylie, Belfast City Council
• Alderman Stephen Moutray, NILGA

High Streets Task Force - Federation of Small Business
• Mr Neil Hutcheson, Federation of Small Businesses

High Streets Task Force - Hospitality Ulster
• Mr Colin Neill, Hospitality Ulster

High Streets Task Force - Northern Ireland Retail Consortium
• Mr Aodhán Connolly, Northern Ireland Retail Consortium

High Streets Task Force - Tourism NI
• Mr John McGrillen, Tourism NI

High Streets Task Force - Retail NI
• Mr Glyn Roberts, Retail NI

High Streets Task Force - Scotland's Towns Partnership
• Mr Phil Prentice, Scotland's Towns Partnership

Suspension from 4:12 PM (6 mins)

Public from 4:18 PM (46 mins)
Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman - Part 3 of the Public Services Ombudsman Act (Northern Ireland) 2016
• Ms Margaret Kelly, Office of the Ombudsman
• Mr Sean Kelly, Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman

Public from 5:04 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 04 March 2021
9:18 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Communities

Public from 9:18 AM (12 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:30 AM (22 mins)
Video Relay Service - Briefing by the Deaf Campaign Group
• Mr Jeff McWhinney, Vortex Consultants
• Mr Raymond Abernethy, Deaf Campaign Group

Suspension from 9:52 AM (2 mins)

Public from 9:54 AM (45 mins)

Suspension from 10:39 AM (9 mins)

Public from 10:48 AM (36 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by Institute of Public Health Ireland
• Dr Helen McAvoy, The Institute of Public Health in Ireland
• Dr Joanna Purdy, The Institute of Public Health in Ireland

Public from 11:24 AM (30 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by GAA
• Mr Brian McAvoy, Gaelic Athletic Association
• Mr Diarmaid Marsden, Gaelic Athletic Association
• Mr Stephen McGeehan, Gaelic Athletic Association

Public from 11:54 AM (26 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by Drinkaware
• Ms Elaine Hindal, Drinkaware

Public from 12:20 PM (32 mins)
SR 2021/45 The Covid-19 Heating Payment Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2021

SR 2021/41 The Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Regulations (NI) 2021

Committee Business

Closed from 12:52 PM (10 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by the Bill Office
9:30 AMStarleaf (Room 29), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

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

Public from 9:35 AM (85 mins)
COVID-19 Disease Response - Ministerial Update
• Mr Robin Swann, Minister of Health
• Prof. Sir Michael McBride, DoH

Public from 11:00 AM (60 mins)
Health and Social Care Bill
• Ms Martina Moore, DoH
• Mr John Millar, DoH

Public from 12:00 PM (30 mins)
SR 2021/26 The Healthy Start Scheme and Day Care Food Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Mr John O'Hagan, DoH

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

Closed from 1:00 PM (37 mins)
Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill
9:32 AMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 9:32 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:37 AM (95 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Update on construction and staffing at BCP/POE
• Dr Denis McMahon, DAERA
• Mr Robert Huey, DAERA
• Mr Mark Livingstone, DAERA
• Mr Norman Fulton, DAERA

Public from 11:12 AM (22 mins)
Oral Briefing from RaISe - Northern Irelands Contribution to UK Net Zero
• Ms Suzie Cave, Research Officer

Public from 11:34 AM (1 mins)
Written Briefing - Consideration of responses to the Climate Change Committees advice to Northern Ireland on emissions targets

Public from 11:35 AM (86 mins)
Oral Evidence from - The Climate Change Committee
• Lord John Deben, UK Climate Change Committee
• Mr Keith Bell, UK Climate Change Committee
• Mr Chris Stark, UK Climate Change Committee

Public from 1:01 PM (2 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - SR 2021/40 The Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Written Briefing DAERA - SR 2021/42 The Direct Payments to Farmers (Simplifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 1:03 PM (1 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - Covid-19 Update

Public from 1:04 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMStarleaf (Room 29), 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 the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission: Advice on a Bill of Rights to the Secretary of State for NI in 2008
• Dr David Russell, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
• Miss Rhyannon Blythe, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

Public from 3:03 PM (60 mins)
Briefing by Here NI: Perspective on a Bill of Rights
• Ms Danielle Roberts, Here NI

Public from 4:03 PM (12 mins)
Committee Business
2:02 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Justice

Public from 2:02 PM (9 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:11 PM (85 mins)
Draft Adult Restorative Justice Strategy for Northern Ireland - Summary of Consultation Responses and Proposed Next Steps
• Mr Paul Doran, DoJ
• Mr Steven McCourt, DoJ

Domestic Abuse and Civil Proceedings Bill - Domestic Abuse Offence Guidance

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

SR 2021/37 The Explosives (Appointment of Authorities and Enforcement) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1: The Postal Administration Rules (Northern Ireland) 2020

New Strategic Programme for Government - Update on Progress

Troubles Permanent Disablement Payment Scheme - Update

Public from 3:36 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business
2:05 PMRoom 30Public Accounts Committee

Public from 2:05 PM (9 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:14 PM (82 mins)
Inquiry into Capacity and Capability in the NICS - Evidence Session with Deirdre Toner, Civil Service Commissioner (NI)
• Ms Deirdre Toner, Office of the Civil Service Commissioners
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Stuart Stevenson, DoF

Public from 3:36 PM (59 mins)
Inquiry into Capacity and Capability in the NICS - Evidence Session with Ian Watmore, Civil Service Commissioner (UK)
• Mr Ian Watmore, Westminster Civil Service Commission
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Stuart Stevenson, DoF

Closed from 4:35 PM (15 mins)
Inquiry into Capacity and Capability in the NICS - Closed session discussion with NIAO following evidence session
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Rodney Allen, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Conor McGeown, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Christine Burns, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 4:50 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

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