Business Diary

Monday 07 February 2022 - Friday 11 February 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 07 February 2022
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 08 February 2022
9:09 AMRoom 30Committee for Communities

Public from 9:09 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:11 AM (10 mins)
Support for Mortgage Interest Etc. (Security for Loans) Bill - Committee Deliberations
• Ms Hayley Ward, DfC
• Ms Una McConnell, DfC

Closed from 9:21 AM (4 mins)
Support for Mortgage Interest Etc. (Security for Loans) Bill - Committee Deliberations

Public from 9:25 AM (1 mins)
Support for Mortgage Interest Etc. (Security for Loans) Bill - Clause by Clause
• Ms Hayley Ward, DfC
• Ms Una McConnell, DfC

Public from 9:26 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:05 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:05 PM (27 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 09 February 2022
9:40 AMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Concurrent Committee of the Committee for Health and Committee for Education

Public from 9:40 AM (69 mins)
Apologies

Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing - Oral Briefing from the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY)
• Ms Koulla Yiasouma, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People
• Ms Mairead McCafferty, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People
• Ms Christine Irvine, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People

Any Other Business

Date, Time and Place of the next meeting
10:04 AMRoom 29Committee for the Economy

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

Public from 10:05 AM (90 mins)
Employment (Zero Hours Workers and Banded Weekly Working Hours) Bill - Briefing from Retail NI & Hospitality Ulster
• Mr Glyn Roberts, Retail NI
• Mr Joel Neill, Hospitality Ulster

Public from 11:35 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 11:40 AM (15 mins)
Levelling Up

Public from 11:55 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business
10:06 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:06 AM (6 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:12 AM (73 mins)
Briefing from Wedding and Funeral Car Representatives - Taxi Legislation
• Mr Mike Barr, Star Car Hire
• Mr Peter McCracken, Wedding and Funeral Car Representatives
• Mr Nick Britten, Wedding and Funeral Car Representatives
• Mr Andrew McMullan, National Association of Funeral Directors

Public from 11:25 AM (36 mins)
Departmental Briefing - On The Second Cycle Flood Risk Management Plan and Reservoirs Consultation
• Ms Alison Clydesdale, DfI
• Mr Jonathan McKee, DfI
• Mr Barry Spiers, DfI
• Mr Mark Stranaghan, DfI

Public from 12:01 PM (9 mins)
Written Briefing - Consideration of draft Budget Response to Committee for Finance

Public from 12:10 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
11:26 AMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Closed from 11:26 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business
12:46 PMRoom 29Assembly and Executive Review Committee

Public from 12:46 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:51 PM (34 mins)
Gender, diversity and good relations in a parliamentary context - briefing from RaISe

Public from 1:25 PM (1 mins)
Designations and the Appointment of the First Minister and deputy First Minister - written submissions

Public from 1:26 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
2:01 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

Public from 2:01 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:02 PM (41 mins)
Oral Evidence - Spring Supplementary Estimates and Vote on Account - Department of Finance
• Joanne McBurney, DoF
• Barry Armstrong, DoF
• Roisin Kelly, DoF

Public from 2:43 PM (28 mins)
Oral Evidence - DoF – 2021-22 Spending and 2022-25 Draft Budget– Department of Finance
• Stewart Barnes, DoF
• Janis Marynowski, DoF

Public from 3:11 PM (5 mins)
Written Briefing - 2022-25 Draft Budget – motion for plenary debate

Public from 3:16 PM (3 mins)
Written Briefing - Subordinate Legislation - The Financial Assistance (Coronavirus: Hospitality) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

Public from 3:19 PM (21 mins)
Committee Business
2:03 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:03 PM (52 mins)
Committee Business

Scrutiny of Arm's Length Bodies - Strategic Investment Board: Maze Long Kesh Development - Oral Briefing
• Mr Brett Hannam, Strategic Investment Board
• Dr Bryan Gregory, Maze Long Kesh Development Corporation

Public from 2:55 PM (66 mins)
Historical Institutional Abuse - Commissioner for Survivors of Institutional Childhood Abuse
• Ms Fiona Ryan, The Commissioner for Survivors of Institutional Childhood Abuse

Closed from 4:01 PM (24 mins)

Public from 4:25 PM (17 mins)
Committee Business
2:38 PMRoom 29Committee on Procedures

Closed from 2:38 PM (17 mins)
Official Opposition - Draft motion for revisions in Standing Orders

Closed from 2:55 PM (32 mins)
Review of Private Members' Bills - Draft report

Closed from 3:27 PM (8 mins)
Legislative Consent Motions - Draft report

Public from 3:35 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 3:38 PM (15 mins)
Standing Orders: Temporary Provision

Public from 3:53 PM (2 mins)
The Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) 2022 Act

Public from 3:55 PM (11 mins)
Proxy Voting

Public from 4:06 PM (6 mins)
Electronic Voting - Correspondence from the Assembly Commission

Public from 4:12 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 10 February 2022
VISITBelfast Boys' Model SchoolPublic Accounts Committee
9:13 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Communities

Public from 9:13 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:18 AM (2 mins)
Support for Mortgage Interest Etc. (Security for Loans) Bill - Agreement of Committee Report

Public from 9:20 AM (8 mins)
Committee Business

SR 2022 26 The Charities Act 2008 (Presbyterian Widows’ Fund Association Scheme) Order (NI) 2022

SR 2022 27 The Housing-Related Functions of the Department of Finance (Exercise by the Housing Executive) Regs (NI) 2022

SR 2022 28 The Energy Payment Support Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

Public from 9:28 AM (53 mins)
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Briefing on its Work
• Dr Paul Mullan, The National Lottery Heritage Fund Northern Ireland

Suspension from 10:21 AM (9 mins)

Public from 10:30 AM (53 mins)
Department for Communities Historic Environment Division - Briefing on its Work
• Mr Iain Greenway, DfC
• Mr Manus Deery, DfC
• Ms Bronagh Ramsden, DfC

Public from 11:23 AM (9 mins)
Committee Business
9:30 AMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

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

Public from 9:35 AM (75 mins)
Briefing from Health and Social Care Trusts and Department of Health
• Dr Cathy Jack, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
• Ms Jennifer Welsh, Northern Health and Social Care Trust
• Mr Neil Guckian, Western Health and Social Care Trust
• Mrs Melanie McClements, Southern Health and Social Care Trust
• Ms Nicki Patterson, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Public from 10:50 AM (40 mins)
Hospital Parking Charges Bill - Briefing from Bill sponsor
• Ms Aisling Reilly, MLA
• Ms Catherine Kelly, Sinn Féin

Public from 11:30 AM (40 mins)
Adoption and Children Bill - Briefing from the Department of Health
• Ms Eilís McDaniel, DoH
• Mrs Julie Stephenson, DoH
• Ms Adele Willis, DoH

Public from 12:10 PM (30 mins)
SL1 - Family Practitioner Services Independent Appeals Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Mr John Millar, DoH
• Ms Noreen Meehan, DoH

Public from 12:40 PM (20 mins)
LCM - The Health and Care Bill - Information about payments etc. to persons in the Health Care Sector
• Mr Andrew Dawson, DoH

Public from 1:00 PM (20 mins)
LCM - The Health and Care Bill – Part 3 Arm’s Length Bodies Transfer of Functions Provision
• Ms Joan Hardy, DoH
• Dr Janice Bailie, Health and Social Care Northern Ireland

Public from 1:20 PM (10 mins)
LCM - Virginity testing and hymenoplasty

Public from 1:30 PM (5 mins)
SL1 - The Pharmaceutical Services (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

Public from 1:35 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
10:04 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 10:04 AM (13 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:17 AM (24 mins)
Avian Influenza Update - Oral Briefing - DAERA
• Ms Gemma Daly, DAERA
• Mr Neal Gartland, DAERA
• Ms Charlotte Stewart, DAERA

Public from 10:41 AM (42 mins)
Animal Health & Welfare Common Framework - Stakeholder Oral Evidence Session
• Mr Colin Smith, Livestock and Meat Commission
• Dr Sam Strain, Animal Health and Welfare NI
• Mr David McClure, Ulster Farmers' Union
• Mr Colin McCrea, Association of Veterinary Surgeons Practising in NI
• Ms Susan Cunningham, NI Veterinary Association
• Mr Seamus O'Kane, NI Veterinary Association

Public from 11:23 AM (9 mins)
Fertilisers Common Framework - Stakeholder Oral Evidence Session
• Mr Bruce Steele, Ulster Arable Society
• Ms Gill Gallagher, Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association
• Ms Eva Ross, Yara
• Mr Richard Kennedy, Yara

Public from 11:32 AM (13 mins)
Capacity Issues in Respect of Planning Consultation Response Times Planning Backlog - Written Briefing - DAERA

Public from 11:45 AM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 11:49 AM (52 mins)
Future Agricultural Policy - Consultation Responses - Clerk's Written Briefing: Committee Discussion
2:08 PMRoom 30Public Accounts Committee

Public from 2:08 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:14 PM (119 mins)
Inquiry into Planning in Northern Ireland - Evidence Session - Department for Infrastructure
• Mrs Katrina Godfrey, DfI
• Mr Angus Kerr, DfI
• Ms Julie Thompson, DfI

Suspension from 4:13 PM (7 mins)

Closed from 4:20 PM (11 mins)
Inquiry into Planning in Northern Ireland - Discussion of Evidence Session
• 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
• Mr Stuart Stevenson, DoF

Closed from 4:31 PM (20 mins)
Inquiry into Review of Northern Ireland Budget Process - First Consideration of Draft Report
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Neil Gray, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Miss Karen Beattie, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Pamela Dugdale, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 4:51 PM (5 mins)
Inquiry into Sports Sustainability Fund - Final Consideration of Draft Report
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Catherine O'Hagan, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 4:56 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
2:10 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Justice

Public from 2:10 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:15 PM (247 mins)
Department of Justice Draft Budget 2022 – 2025 - Oral evidence session with the Police Service of Northern Ireland
• Mr Simon Byrne, PSNI
• Ms Pamela McCreedy, PSNI
• Mr Mark McNaughten, PSNI

Department of Justice Draft Budget 2022 – 2025 - Oral evidence session with the Law Society of Northern Ireland and the Bar of Northern Ireland
• Mr David Lavery, Law Society Northern Ireland
• Mr Brian Archer, Law Society Northern Ireland
• Mr David Mulholland, Bar Council of Northern Ireland
• Ms Blaithin Cleland, Bar Council of Northern Ireland

Reform of Rehabilitation Periods - Results of the Consultation and Proposed Way Forward – Oral evidence session with Department of Justice officials
• Mr Andrew Laverty, DoJ

Draft Supplementary Legislative Consent Motion - Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

SR 2022/24 The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Extension of Provision Related to Courts, Tribunals and Inquests) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022

SL1 - The Insolvency (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2022 - written paper

Adult Restorative Justice Strategy - Update – written paper

Committee Forward Work Programme - March 2022

Public from 6:22 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill - Committee Amendments - Oral Evidence Session with the Minister of Justice and Departmental Officials
• Mrs Naomi Long, Minister of Justice
• Mr Brian Grzymek, DoJ

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