Business Diary

Monday 08 March 2021 - Friday 12 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 08 March 2021
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 09 March 2021
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:02 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:02 PM (17 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 10 March 2021
9:33 AMRoom 29Committee for the Economy

Public from 9:33 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:35 AM (60 mins)
Briefing from NI Tourism Alliance (NITA) - Covid-19 response & EU Exit/NI Protocol
• Dr Joanne Stuart, Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance
• Ms Heather McLachlan, National Trust

Public from 10:35 AM (60 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Economic Recovery Action Plan
• Mr Paul Grocott, DfE
• Ms Michelle Scott, DfE
• Ms Louise Long, DfE

Public from 11:35 AM (10 mins)
Committee Business

SL1 - The Education (Student Fees and Support) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Heather Cousins, DfE
• Ms Linda Meldrum, DfE

Public from 11:45 AM (10 mins)
SL1 – Higher Education Student Support Interventions – Covid-19 Study Disruption Payments

SI – The Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Motor Fuel Emissions (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

Moving Forward – The Executive’s Pathway out of Restrictions

Public from 11:55 AM (7 mins)
Committee Business
9:36 AMRoom 30Committee for Education

Public from 9:36 AM (19 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:55 AM (185 mins)
Children and Young People's Voices - Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the mental and physical health of children and young people
• Mr Cormac Savage, Secondary Students' Union for Northern Ireland
• Mr Morgan Shuttleworth, Secondary Students' Union for Northern Ireland
• Ms Inez Murray, Crisis Cafe
• Mr Odhran McAllister, Crisis Cafe
• Ms Sophia Armstrong, Secondary Students' Union for Northern Ireland
• Mr Matthew Taylor, Pure Mental
• Ms Lauren McAreavey, Northern Ireland Youth Forum
• Mr Jack Dalzell, Northern Ireland Youth Forum
• Mr Theo Burton, Pure Mental
• Mr Jay Buntin, Pure Mental
• Ms Bronagh Close, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People Youth Panel
• Ms Taisie Court, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People Youth Panel

Public from 1:00 PM (24 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 1:24 PM (11 mins)
Committee Business
10:01 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:01 AM (14 mins)
Committee Business

Subordinate Legislation - SL1s - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

SR 2021-49 The Ballyboley Road, Larne (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Committee Inquiry into the Decarbonisation of Road Transport in Northern Ireland - Consideration of Draft Ecar Survey

Closed from 10:25 AM (93 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Reservoirs
• Mr Jonathan McKee, DfI
• Mr Quinton Campbell, DfI
• Mr Shaun Donnelly, DfI
• Mr Mark Stranaghan, DfI
12:51 PMStarleaf (Room 29), Virtual Meeting, Audit Committee

Public from 12:51 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:54 PM (28 mins)
Review of the governance and accountability arrangements for the Northern Ireland Audit Office and the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman –– Oral evidence - Professor David Heald, University of Glasgow
• Professor David Heald, University of Glasgow

Public from 1:23 PM (20 mins)
Review of the governance and accountability arrangements for the Northern Ireland Audit Office and the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman –– Oral evidence - Dr Helen Foster, University of Ulster
• Dr Helen Foster, University of Ulster

Public from 1:44 PM (25 mins)
Review of the governance and accountability arrangements for the Northern Ireland Audit Office and the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman –– Oral evidence - Richard Lloyd-Bithell, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
• Mr Richard Lloyd-Bithell, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

Public from 2:09 PM (1 mins)
Scrutiny Schedule

Public from 2:10 PM (38 mins)
Consideration of Northern Ireland Audit Office Strategic Documents
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Rodney Allen, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 2:48 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
2:01 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

Public from 2:01 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:04 PM (39 mins)
Oral Briefing - Social Enterprise NI - Public Procurement Common Framework
• Mr Colin Jess, Social Enterprise NI
• Mr John McMullan, Social Enterprise NI

Public from 2:43 PM (61 mins)
Oral Evidence - Department of Finance – Feedback from 2021-22 Draft Budget Public Consultation
• Joanne McBurney, DoF
• Jeff McGuinness, DoF

Public from 3:44 PM (34 mins)
Oral Evidence - Department of Finance – Feedback from Public Sector Pension Consultation
• Mrs Grace Nesbitt, DoF
• Blathnaid Smyth, DoF
• Stephen Ball, DoF

Public from 4:18 PM (3 mins)
Written Briefing - Draft SR The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 4:21 PM (2 mins)
SL1 - The Business Tenancies (Coronavirus) (Restriction on Forfeiture: Relevant Period) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021

Public from 4:23 PM (18 mins)
Committee Business
2:03 PMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:03 PM (100 mins)
Committee Business

UK Exit from EU - and its implications - Seanad Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU
• Senator Lisa Chambers, Seanad Éireann
• Senator Timmy Dooley, Seanad Éireann
• Senator Malcolm Byrne, Seanad Éireann
• Senator Robbie Gallagher, Seanad Éireann
• Senator Eileen Flynn, Seanad Éireann
• Mr Michael McDowell, Seanad Éireann
• Senator Róisín Garvey, Seanad Éireann
• Senator Vincent Martin, Seanad Éireann
• Senator Tim Lombard, Seanad Éireann
• Senator Joe O'Reilly, Seanad Éireann
• Senator Mark Wall, Seanad Éireann
• Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile, Seanad Éireann

Public from 3:43 PM (13 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 11 March 2021
9:19 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 9:19 AM (11 mins)
Committee Business

SL1 The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (General Levy) Amendment Regulations (NI) 2021

SR 2021/48 The Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order (NI) 2021

SL1 - The Social Security (Claims and Payments) Telephone and Video Assessment Regulations

SR 2021/ 55 The Pneumoconiosis etc (Workers' Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (NI)

Public from 9:30 AM (195 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Committee Deliberations
• Mr Liam Quinn, DfC
• Ms Carol Reid, DfC

Public from 12:45 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 1:00 PM (17 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by Bill Clerk
• Ms Claire McCanny, Assembly Clerk
9:19 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

Public from 9:19 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:20 AM (85 mins)
Briefing from Chair of Inter-Departmental Working Group Mother and Baby institutions
• Ms Judith Gillespie, Inter-Departmental Working Group Mother and Baby institutions
• Ms Eilís McDaniel, DoH

Public from 10:45 AM (75 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Waiting lists and waiting times
• Ms Lisa McWilliams, Health and Social Care Board
• Mr Paul Cavanagh, Health and Social Care Board
• Mr Alastair Campbell, DoH

Public from 12:00 PM (60 mins)
Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill
• Mr Paul Givan, MLA
• Ms Heidi Crowter, Don't Screen Us Out
• Ms Lynn Murray, Don't Screen Us Out

Public from 1:00 PM (15 mins)
SR 2021/39 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 7) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH

Public from 1:15 PM (28 mins)
Committee Business
9:34 AMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 9:34 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:37 AM (101 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Ministerial Priorities for 2021/22
• Mr Edwin Poots, Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
• Dr Denis McMahon, DAERA
• Mr Robert Huey, DAERA
• Mr Norman Fulton, DAERA
• Mr David Small, DAERA
• Mr Brian Doherty, DAERA

Public from 11:18 AM (52 mins)
Oral Evidence from - TUS – Withdrawal of DAERA and Local Authority Staff from Ports
• Alan Law, NIPSA
• Mr Alan Perry, GMB
• Mr Kieran Ellison, UNITE

Public from 12:10 PM (50 mins)
Oral Evidence from - Agricultural Consultants Associations / NIAPA – Independent Panel for Review of Decisions
• Mr David Rankin, Northern Ireland Agricultural Consultants Association
• Mr Jim Carmichael, Northern Ireland Agricultural Producers Association

Public from 1:00 PM (5 mins)
Written Briefing from DAERA - Statutory Instrument - The Air Quality (Legislative Functions) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
• Ms Caroline Barry, DAERA
• Mr Colin Nugent, DAERA

Public from 1:05 PM (1 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - Green Growth Update

Public from 1:06 PM (4 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 NI Youth Forum: Children and Young People's Rights
• Mr Jack Dalzell, Ards and North Down Youth Council
• Ciara Hesketh, Translink Youth Forum
• Naomi Salon, Northern Ireland Youth Forum
• Saira Khan, NIHE Youth Forum
• Mr Chris Quinn, Northern Ireland Youth Forum
• Ms Natalie Corbett, Northern Ireland Youth Forum

Public from 3:03 PM (60 mins)
Briefing by Professor Monica McWilliams: Perspective on a Bill of Rights
• Professor Monica McWilliams, University of Ulster

Public from 4:03 PM (12 mins)
Committee Business
2:05 PMRoom 30Committee for Justice

Public from 2:05 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:10 PM (161 mins)
Legal Aid Update on Progress to Implement NIAO and PAC Recommendations and Action Plan to address Fraud and Error
• Mr Paul Andrews, Legal Services Agency
• Ms Mandy McKay, Legal Services Agency

Draft Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Strategy 2021–22 - Outcome of Consultation and Proposed Next Steps
• Mrs Cathy Galway, DoJ
• Ms Sinead Simpson, DoJ

Damages (Return on Investment) Bill - Consideration of Committee Timetable

Commencement of Northern Ireland Provisions of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 - Outcome of Consultation on Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Codes of Practice and Next Steps

Troubles Permanent Disablement Payment Scheme - Summary of Proposed Actions

Public from 4:51 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
2:14 PMSenate ChamberPublic Accounts Committee

Public from 2:14 PM (12 mins)
Committee Business
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:26 PM (103 mins)
Inquiry into Generating Electricity from Renewable Energy - Briefing and Preparation Session with the Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Brian O'Neill, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 4:09 PM (67 mins)
Committee Business
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

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